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SUV crash kills child, man, and 3 women in Rutherford

RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (WABC) — Five people including a child have been killed after an SUV crashed into the rear of a construction vehicle on westbound Route 3 in Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday night.

Investigators said the SUV struck the rear of a front loader in the westbound lanes near Ridge Road just before 11:00 p.m.

The crash occurred at the location of an ongoing construction project.

Authorities say the front loader operating at the time of the accident, but that so far this is not a criminal investigation.

Westbound Route 3 was shut down and traffic diverted to northbound Route 17 overnight. The roadway reopened shortly before 6:30 a.m.

Three women, a man, and a boy were killed, investigators tell Eyewitness News.

The Bergen County Prosecutors Office and the Rutherford Police Department are investigating the crash.


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