Driver Killed in Car-Versus-Box Truck Crash in Jersey City: Officials

A driver has died in a crash involving a car and a box truck in Jersey City, authorities say. 

It's not clear what caused the vehicles to crash at Paterson Plank Road and Congress Street just before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police and said the driver of the vehicle was killed in crash, and the 41-year-old passenger was taken to Jersey City Medical Center in critical condition. 

Firefighters extricated a 44-year-old driver from the box truck, and he was taken to Jersey City Medical Center with serious injuries. 

Traffic was closed on Paterson Plank Road as authorities investigated the crash. 

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