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2 seriously injured after car crashes into tree on I-80 in Warren County

BLAIRSTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A crash on I-80 in Blairstown Township has left two people seriously injured, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Jeff Flynn.

The crash occurred at 6:57 p.m. on Saturday night on Interstate 80 eastbound at mile marker 9.9, Flynn said.

According to Flynn, an Acura TSX, driven by Eric Hyde, 36, of Brooklyn, NY, was travelling eastbound on I-80 when the vehicle went off the roadway and crashed into a tree.

A passenger in the vehicle, who was identified as Thieun In, 38, of Staten Island, NY and Hyde sustained serious injuries and were flown to an area hospital.

Two landing zones were established on the highway to transport the patients, according to Hope Township Fire Department.

The center and left lanes were closed for approximately 4 hours, Flynn said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Flynn said.

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