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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

1 Dead, 4 Hurt in Wrong-Way Crash on Tappan Zee Bridge

A woman was killed and four others were injured in a wrong-way crash that caused a multi-vehicle pileup and delayed traffic for hours on the northbound Tappan Zee Bridge Tuesday night, officials said.

An official for the Rockland Paramedic Service tells TheJournal News a female driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The four injured were taken to area hospitals in serious and critical conditions.

The accident was first reported at about 9 p.m. State police closed the northbound lanes to perform an accident reconstruction. All lanes were reopened in time for the Tuesday morning commute.

Hundreds of Rockland-bound drivers were stuck on the bridge, some for as many as six hours, Tuesday night. Many used a restroom on a nearby bus that was also stuck as they waited for the accident to be cleared.

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