Route 80 Crash in Elmwood Park Kills Woman

An early morning crash on Rt. 80 in Elmwood Park has authorities investigating a fatality.

The deadly crash happened in the westbound lanes near mile marker 61.9 (near the Garden State Parkway) had emergency rescue crews respond to reports of an accident with serious injuries reported.

Upon arrival, crews found that a car had struck a tractor-trailer in the left lane and caused the occupant of the car to become trapped inside the vehicle.

The female driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene according to reports.

The vehicle that the woman was occupying is registered to a lady that is reportedly missing from Connecticut.

Police have yet to confirm if the victim is the missing woman at this time.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the NJ State Police.

Interstate 80, Elmwood Park, NJ