Four people died, and eight others were injured when a passenger van transporting workers home from an upstate New York factory overturned the Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey on Friday.
Around 1:25 a.m., the van, a Ford Econoline E35 carrying 12 people, was passing through Englewood Cliffs. WABC reports that the vehicle flipped over the center median of the southbound lanes near Exit 2.
Everyone inside was stuck until firefighters arrived and freed them from the wrecked car.
Four people died at the spot, while the remaining eight were taken to surrounding hospitals with injuries ranging from bruises to severe head damage.
Five victims were treated at Hackensack University Medical Center, while the sixth was treated at Jersey City Medical Center.
A seventh individual was treated at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, while another was treated at Englewood Health.
The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, police, fire, and EMS from Fort Lee, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, and Tenafly also responded.
The cause of the crash was still being investigated Friday afternoon. The victims have not been identified.