2 dead, several hurt in fiery multivehicle rush hour crash



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EDISON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State police say two people were killed when at least six vehicles collided on a major highway in New Jersey during morning rush, creating fires and snarling traffic for several hours.

The crash occurred shortly before 6 a.m. Friday in the southbound lanes of Route 440 near Interstate 287 in Edison Township.

Authorities say six people were taken to hospitals with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Police say others with more serious injuries were still being evaluated.

A stretch of the road was closed while the crash was investigated, causing major travel delays in the area that were expected to continue into the afternoon.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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This story has been corrected to show the accident occurred Friday, not Thursday, and that it occurred in Edison Township, not Woodbridge Township, as per authorities.

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