FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The George Washington Bridge is fully reopened more than nine hours after a fatal crash snarled traffic in New York and New Jersey.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Rudy King says two tractor-trailers crashed on the bridge's upper level and became wedged together shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday. King says one of the drivers died and the other was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Officials reopened one New York-bound upper lane several hours later. But the other eastbound upper-level lanes remain closed until 11:30 a.m. while officials removed the victim's body and separated the trucks.
The wreck caused a domino effect with traffic backed up for miles and for hours along alternate routes.