Traffic approaches a crash on the SB side of the Delaware Memorial Bridge

Traffic approaches a crash on the southbound span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge on March 23, 2021.

Two people were killed and a third was hospitalized following a serious crash involving a tractor trailer on the Delaware Memorial Bridge Tuesday.

According to Delaware River and Bay Authority Police, a tractor trailer traveling on the southbound span (New Jersey to Delaware) struck a disabled vehicle near the apex of the bridge on March 23, 2021.

There were three occupants, with two declared dead at the scene, with a third victim sent to a hospital with unknown injuries.

Traffic was reduced to one lane for over three hours, creating up to a 5-mile backup on the New Jersey Turnpike at its peak.

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