MANHATTAN — An early-morning crash involving a pair of tractor-trailers left one of the truck drivers dead and brought traffic on the George Washington Bridge to a standstill Thursday.
A truck driver headed into Manhattan on the upper level of the bridge rear ended another tractor trailer at approximately 2:30 a.m., killing the driver of one of the vehicles, a Port Authority spokesman said.
In the aftermath of the crash, the Port Authority shut down all lanes of the span while investigating, leaving some cars stranded on the bridge for hours before diverting them back to New Jersey, MyFox New York reported.
One of the trucks had been cleared by 11 a.m. The lanes reportedly reopened to traffic just after 11:30 a.m.