1 dead, 1 critically injured in 5 car crash on Cross Bronx Expressway

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BRONX — A multi-car crash early Monday morning on the Cross Bronx Expressway has left one person dead and another in critical condition, police said.

One person died and another was critically injured in a five-car crash on the Cross Bronx Expressway on Feb. 11, 2019. (AIR11)

Police said the crash occurred just after 1 a.m. near Webster Avenue, in the Claremont section of the Bronx.

The incident started as a two-car crash on the westbound side of the freeway. After the drivers of those cars got out of their cars to assess the situation, several other cars also crashed, authorities said.

The NYPD reports there was a total of five vehicles involved. One victim died at the scene, one victim was hospitalized in critical condition, and a third victim sustained serious injuries.

Police told PIX11 the deceased victim was thrown into oncoming traffic on the other side of the highway.

The Cross Bronx Expressway is now open again, with both directions cleared, after the crash caused westbound lanes to close earlier this morning.

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