PASSAIC, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A car veered off a highway and plunged into the Passaic River in New Jersey.

It happened Thursday morning in the northbound lanes of Route 21 in Essex County.

A car veered off a highway and plunged into the Passaic River in New Jersey on Nov. 26, 2020. (Credit: CBS2)

The driver was reportedly rescued.

A crane later pulled the mangled car out of the water.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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