Icy roads lead to hundreds of crashes, 2 dead after exiting vehicles
Ice made for a treacherous and deadly commute across the Tri-State Area Wednesday, and two drivers were killed after officials say they exited their cars following a crash only to be struck by other vehicles that lost control at the same location.
There were hundreds of crashes from New Jersey to Westchester County, as freezing rain fell across the region, paralyzing traffic, suspending transit service, and delaying flights.
One fatality happened on westbound Route 3 near the Hackensack River Bridge in East Rutherford, while the second was on the ramp connecting the eastbound Cross County Parkway to the northbound Bronx River Parkway.
In both incidents, officials say the driver had spun out before exiting their respective vehicles. They were then struck by skidding vehicles that had lost control in the same spot.
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