NEW YORK — At least two people are dead following a crash on the George Washington Bridge, prompting the closure of lower level, New Jersey-bound lanes, according to officials.
A crash involving two vehicles occurred on the lower level of the bridge traveling westbound to New Jersey around 9:40 a.m., Port Authority officials said.
One of the vehicles, with two people inside, overturned, authorities said.
The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital and later died, Port Authority said. The passenger was thrown from the passenger seat to the driver side and was pronounced dead upon arrival, according to authorities.
The driver of the second vehicle was taken to the hospital for further evaluation.
All New Jersey-bound lanes on the lower level are closed and traffic is being diverted to the upper level of the bridge, Port Authority said.
In addition, two left lanes are closed on the lower level traveling to New York for emergency equipment, according to officials.
New York-bound lanes on both levels are also experiencing 30-minute delays.
The GWB Lower to NY is experiencing a delay of 30 minutes due to a crash investigation on Lower Level WB,2 left lanes blocked East bound. — GWB. Wear a Face Covering. (@PANYNJ_GWB) August 27, 2020