- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) - A crash involving 12 vehicles on a major interstate highway in northern New Jersey has left seven people injured.

State police say a flatbed tractor-trailer hauling bags of cement on I-280 struck the center median around 6 p.m. Monday near milepost 9.6 in West Orange. The truck’s cab then separated from the trailer and went airborne, showering other vehicles with flying debris.

Seven people were being treated at hospitals for undisclosed injuries. Authorities say none of the injuries were considered life-threatening, but further details were not disclosed.

The highway’s eastbound lanes were closed for about two hours after the crash, creating major traffic delays in the area.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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