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UPDATE: Orange Resident Severely Injured in I-280 Crash in West Orange

By rlsmetro on
West Orange

New Jersey State Police are looking into the cause of a crash that injured several individuals on a highway in Essex County Friday. 

A preliminary investigation indicated at approximately 2:20 p.m., State Troopers responded to reports of a crash in the westbound lanes of I-280 near mile marker 7.8 in West Orange. 

Upon arrival, police said they noticed the collision, which resulted in an overturned vehicle. 

Police said a Honda Civic and Toyota Rav-4 were traveling westbound on the highway and a Mercedes Benz C30, Ford Transit, and Mitsubishi Outlander were traveling eastbound.

According to NJ State Police, the Honda struck the Toyota, which then impacted and traveled over the center concrete barrier, entered the eastbound lanes of travel where it hit the Mercedes Benz and the Ford Transit.

State Police said the Ford slammed into a Mitsubishi.

During this collision, police say the Honda overturned and several good samaritans attempted to assist the driver out of the vehicle. 

As a result of this collision, the driver, Mr. Roodloves Estime, 22, of Orange, sustained severe injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

Police reported four other minor injuries while they investigated the official cause of the wreck. 

Substantial delays were reported on I-280 during the evening rush.