Backups on Route 78 for hours after fatal three-truck crash
GREENWICH — A crash involving at least three trucks created delays going back into Pennsylvania on Friday.
New Jersey State Police spokesman Capt. Stephen Jones said the crash just before 11 a.m. involved a construction truck and a pickup in Greenwich Township on the eastbound side with one fatality.
Two people were entrapped, including one person stuck under the pickup truck, according to Jones.
A medical helicopter was brought into to as was the State Police Fatal Accident Unit.
As of about 3:15 p.m., the three left eastbound lanes (out of four) were closed, causing delays about an hour. At some points, the delays have been longer.
Delays went back for several miles into Pennsylvania according to New Jersey Fast Traffic's Bob Williams.
"If you're in Pennsylvania get on Route 33 and take it north to Route 22 through Easton. The trick is to stay with 22 and then 173 and get you past the accident scene and back onto 78 at exit 7."
Jones said the investigation into the crash is ongoing and did not know when the road would reopen.
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