1 Dead, Another Clinging to Life After Chain-Reaction Crash on Cross Bronx Expressway: Officials - NBC New York

1 Dead, Another Clinging to Life After Chain-Reaction Crash on Cross Bronx Expressway: Officials

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    Cross Bronx Expressway Reopens After Crash

    The Cross Bronx Expressway reopened Monday after a fatal six-car crash that claimed the life of at least one person and injured others. Tracie Strahan with the latest.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 11, 2019)

    What to Know

    • One person died and another was critically hurt in a chain-reaction crash on the Cross Bronx Expressway early Monday

    • Officials said two cars crashed and then at least four more collided shortly after, causing the chain-reaction wreck

    • A cause of the accident is under investigation, but witnesses say rubbernecking could have played a role

    One person is dead and another is clinging to life after a chain-reaction crash involving at least six vehicles on the Cross Bronx Expressway early Monday, a violent accident that snarled traffic in the Bronx and for commuters heading to the George Washington Bridge.

    Police said 28-year-old Jaquan Cesar of Beacon, New York, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 1 a.m. crash on the westbound side of the highway near Webster Avenue. Another person is in extremely critical condition and a woman is in stable condition.

    Officials said two cars crashed and then at least four more collided shortly after, causing the chain-reaction wreck.

    All westbound lanes were shut down to traffic as authorities investigated; they fully reopened shortly before 9 a.m., around eight hours after the initial crash. Extensive delays trekked back to the George Washington Bridge all morning; the Lincoln or the Holland tunnels are better Hudson River crossing options. 

    At Least 1 Dead in Chain-Reaction Crash on Cross Bronx

    [NY] At Least 1 Dead in Chain-Reaction Crash on Cross Bronx

    One person is dead and another is clinging to life after a chain-reaction crash on the Cross Bronx Expressway. Tracie Strahan and Lauren Scala report.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 11, 2019)

    As the investigation into the multi-vehicle crash continues, rubbernecking may have played a role, witnesses say. 

    A witness told NBC 4 New York that he saw someone inspecting the damage outside of their car when another vehicle hit that vehicle and that caused a chain-reaction wreck of four more cars.

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