Fatal motorcycle accident snarls NJ Turnpike, George Washington Bridge

LEONIA, New Jersey -- A motorcycle driver was killed in a crash Friday morning that caused major traffic delays on the New Jersey Turnpike and George Washington Bridge.

The accident happened around 2 a.m. on the local southbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) in Leonia.

Authorities say the victim, who remains unidentified, veered into the right guardrail and was ejected from his motorcycle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

All lanes on the Turnpike were shut down for nearly five hours, creating an hour-long traffic delay on the bridge heading into New Jersey.

There were also northbound delays on the Turnpike because of volume and rubbernecking.

New Jersey State Police said they are still trying to confirm his identity.
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