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One person killed in truck, minivan crash on I-78 in New Jersey

Posted at 6:32 AM, May 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-15 13:12:01-04

UNION, N.J. — One person was killed in a crash involving a minivan and truck early Monday, according to officials.

The crash occurred around 5:16 a.m., according to police, and the aftermath blocked all westbound express lanes on I-78 in New Jersey, AIR11 video of the scene shows.

A crash on I-78 in the Union area of New Jersey is seen on May 15, 2017. (AIR11)

The right lane was initially blocked, as of 5:30 a.m., but all express lanes were eventually closed, chopper footage of the scene showed. The crash occurred near exit 49, westbound as the driver approach Route 124, bordering Union and Springfield Township.

A minivan and truck appear to have collided, causing the van’s front windshield to be badly shattered.

The driver-side of the van was jammed against the truck, and a white sheet was blocking the passenger side, images of the scene showed as of 6:20 a.m.

One person was killed, police said. No details on the age or gender of the person have been released.