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Phillipsburg woman killed in 4-vehicle crash on I-78

VIDEO: Fatal I-78 East crash

GREENWICH TWP., Pa. - New Jersey State Police released more details on a fatal crash that backed up traffic on Interstate 78 for miles Tuesday morning.

Two tractor trailers and two vehicles were involved in the crash that started in the westbound lanes and ended on the eastbound side near Exit 6 in Greenwich Township, Warren County.

Police said it started when a tractor trailer driving westbound sideswiped a car just after 6 a.m.

The collision sent the tractor trailer off the road and through the center grass median.

The tractor trailer hit a car driving in the eastbound lanes, then hit another tractor trailer parked on the shoulder before coming to a stop.

The driver of the vehicle that was hit in in the eastbound lanes was killed. Police identified her as Eileen Olson, 48, of Phillipsburg,

Part of the highway was shut down for several hours while police investigated.

69 News QuadCopter video shows traffic backed up for miles.


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