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Stretch of I-80 eastbound in Morris County reopens after 3-vehicle crash closes highway for 3 hours

MOUNT ARLINGTON BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – One person was injured in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Morris County on Saturday afternoon that snarled traffic.

The crash occurred at 3:51 p.m. on Interstate 80 eastbound at milepost 30.6 in Mount Arlington Borough, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Dodge Charger traveling east on Interstate 80 struck the rear of a Mercedes-Benz ML3, Curry said.

A BMW i330 then ran off the road to the right striking the guardrail and the Dodge in the right shoulder. The vehicle then ran off the road to the left, impacting the center guardrail and median, Curry said.

The driver of the BMW suffered moderate injuries and was transported to an area hospital and was listed in stable condition as of Saturday night, Curry said.

The drivers of the Dodge and the MB were not injured, Curry said.

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 were closed for three hours causing heavy traffic congestion, Curry said.

The crash remains under investigation, Curry said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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