George Washington Bridge

2 Dead in GWB Crash; Westbound Lower Level Reopens

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Two people have died following a crash on the lower level of the George Washington Bridge Thursday morning.

According to a spokeswoman for the Port Authority, the incident, which took place around 9:25 a.m. on the lower level of the GWB going westbound in New Jersey, involved two vehicles; a Honda CRV and Chevrolet Corvette.

The crash resulted in the CRV ending up overturned on the center median with two people in the vehicle, the Port Authority said. The driver of the Honda CRV died after being taken to a hospital. The passenger was thrown from the passenger seat to the driver side and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The driver and passenger werelater identified as 52-year-old Muharem Frluckaj and 47-year-old Bisere Frluckaj, both of the Bronx.

The driver of the Corvette suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for further evaluation, according to Port Authority.

The lower level reopened after all its lanes into New Jersey were closed and traffic was diverted to the upper level of the bridge.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor.

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