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Father and 5-Year-Old Daughter Among Those Dead in Twisted GWB Crash

A New Jersey man and his 5-year-old daughter have been identified as the victims of a two-vehicle crash on the George Washington Bridge.

50-year-old Hector Pedercini and his daughter, Marianna, died after his SUV crashed into a box truck that was stuck in traffic on the New York-bound side of the bridge on Wednesday night, authorities said.

Pedercini's wife and mother-in-law, and his 1-year-old daughter survived the crash.

The driver of the box truck was not hurt.

One of the victims had to be extricated from a vehicle. 

The crash backed up traffic on the bridge late Wednesday night. Delays of 60-to-90 minutes were reported on the bridge shortly after 11 p.m. The bridge didn't completely reopen until around 2:30 Thursday morning.

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