An accident on westbound Route 78 near the Pennsylvania line left one person dead on Wednesday afternoon.

New Jersey State Police spokesman Sgt. 1st Class (SFC) Gregory Williams said a car drove into a tractor trailer just after 1 p.m. neat exit No. 3 for Route 173 in Alpha. One woman was killed in the accident, according to Williams.

Two lanes were still closed westbound for the investigation and cleanup creating a multi-mile back up as of 4:00 p.m.

New Jersey Fast Traffic's Bob Williams suggested exiting Route 78 at exit No. 3 and taking Route 22 west into Pennsylvania to rejoin Route 78.

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