4 dead, 8 injured in NJ Palisades Parkway shuttle crash

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS – Four people were killed and 8 injured when a van carrying factory workers overturned on the Palisades Interstate Parkway early Friday morning.

Palisades Parkway Police say a southbound Ford Econoline E350 van with New York plates carrying 12 people overturned in the central median around 1:25 a.m. in Englewood Cliffs. Four people suffered traumatic injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.

Eight others suffered injuries ranging from severe head trauma to what police described as “minor physical injuries”, according to police.

Accident scene on the Palisades Parkway at Englewood Cliff 02/09/22

Accident scene on the Palisades Parkway at Englewood Cliff 02/09/22 (Tom Kaminnski Chopper 880)

The shuttle carried factory workers in upstate New York to and from their homes. The identity of the deceased has not been released pending notification of the family, police said.

The southbound lanes of the Palisades Parkway reopened after 7 a.m. at Exit 2.

Palisades Police, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Bergen County District Attorney’s Office Fatal Accident Unit are investigating the cause of the crash.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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