- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - One man has died following an unusual accident on a major New Jersey highway that leads toward the Lincoln Tunnel.

Authorities say a flatbed truck was headed east on Route 3 in Secaucus when it appears sections of a large construction crane struck the Paterson Plank Road overpass Wednesday.

Pieces of steel fell on a van, trapping its driver and a passenger.

Secaucus police Det. Sgt. Michael Torres says 57-year-old Leonard David Bowens died Thursday and driver Daulton Banks is in stable condition.

The truck driver was not injured.

The crash caused the shutdown of the eastbound Route 3 express lanes and one westbound express lane, causing major travel delays. The westbound lane was later reopened.

Workers completed an emergency concrete deck repair early Thursday.

No charges have been filed.

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