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Car Splits in Half in Deadly Highway Crash in Bergen County


Bergen county

By: Richard L. Smith

New Jersey State Police officials are leading the investigation into a crash that killed a person on a highway in Bergen County Friday night. 

Preliminary reports revealed that at approximately 11:50 p.m., NJ State Police were notified of a violent crash that caused a vehicle to overturn on I-80 near exit 56 in Hackensack. 

Troopers arrived and found a badly damaged -car split in half- with a severely injured, unconscious and unresponsive person at the scene. 

The unidentified victim was ultimately pronounced dead as a result of the collision. 

Police are investigating if the incident began on nearby Route 17 and ended on I-80. 

No other serious injuries were reported and the crash is under investigation.