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Woman, 30, dies in collision on the Major Deegan Expressway; four others injured

The BRONX — Authorities are investigating a collision on the Major Deegan Expressway that killed a woman and injured four others Saturday morning.

At least one person is dead and another is in serious condition following a collision on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx (PIX11)

Police said a van struck the back of a flatbed truck on the expressway in the Port Morris section of the Bronx at about 7 a.m.

The driver of the van, 30-year-old Jennifer Parisella of Middleton, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A 14-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the car, was taken to the hospital in critical condition. A 28-year-old man, who was also a passenger in the car, suffered a leg injury and was transported to a hospital in stable condition. A third passenger, a 12-year-old boy, was also taken to a hospital in stale condition.

The 42-year-old driver of the flatbed truck suffered minor injuries and remained on scene.

The incident caused the temporary closure of all southbound lanes of the Major Deegan Expressway near the RFK Bridge in the Bronx, authorities said.

All lanes have since reopened as of 9:47 a.m.

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