1 dead in Lodi, Saddle Brook wrong-way car wreck in New Jersey on Route 80

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Dray Clark is live near Route 80 nat the scene of a wreck. (WABC)

All lanes of Route 80 near exit 63 reopened Wednesday morning, after a wreck that closed the westbound side and caused major traffic delays.

A tractor trailer and a 2014 Toyota sedan collided around 1 a.m. near Saddle Brook, killing one person, according to New Jersey State Police. At about 1:10 a.m., a tractor trailer was traveling west while a Toyota was in the same lane traveling the wrong direction. The two collided head-on.

The driver of the Toyota, Sean Hernandez, 25, of Haworth, N.J., was killed. Alphe Boubereau, from Quebec, 52, was driving a 2007 PeterBilt tractor trailer, which jackknifed in the crash. Boubereau was not injured.

The wreck occurred near the Lodi/Saddle Brook border. Hours after the crash, backups stretched for about a mile as traffic was forced to re-route.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation, Saddle Brook Police and Fire departments, Bergen County Police Department and the Bergen County Medical Examiner's Office all assisted the state police with the investigation this morning.

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