1 killed in crash on Route 280 west in West Orange that caused major traffic delays

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A major roadway was shut down for hours in New Jersey Friday after one person was killed in a crash involving four vehicles.

It happened at about 11:15 a.m. on the westbound lanes of Route 280 near the Pleasant Valley Way/CR 636 exit (mile marker 7) in West Orange.

Police said the driver of a BMW struck a construction vehicle and the struck two other cars.

The driver of the BMW was taken the hospital where he was pronounced dead. A woman who was in the car with him suffered minor injuries.

The people in the other vehicles struck received only minor injuries.

Emergency crews opened up the shoulder to traffic as of about 4 p.m., with a six-mile backup behind the crash site.
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