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One person died Thursday in a mangled crash involving a dump truck and three other cars on a New Jersey highway, leaving one of those vehicles completely crushed, state police say.

The crash just before 3 p.m. at Interstate 78 in Berkeley Heights caused huge delays during the evening rush. Investigators say a dump truck collided with two cars. 

Tire marks on the road show the truck may have crashed through the median, crossing from the eastbound lanes to the westbound. 

Debris spilled all across the highway, which was completely shut down in the westbound direction while authorities investigated. Three lanes reopened about three hours later, but some lanes didn't reopen for eight hours. 

 

 

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