The NJ Department of Transportation was called to close off a section of Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen.
At the same time, authorities investigated a crash that resulted in fatal injuries on Wednesday morning.
At least one person was killed when a car slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer on Tonnelle Avenue near 36th Street around 2:15 a.m.
Police say the crash caused officials to closed the roadway because the truck was blocking both directions.
Officials said a preliminary investigation indicated one other person inside the car suffered severe/life-threatening injuries in the collision that several law enforcement agencies reported that it remains under investigation.
The NJ Department of Transportation closed all northbound lanes at Paterson Plank Road.
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