Lanes in Morris Heights have reopened following a fiery tractor trailer accident.



Morris Heights Accident - Following a tragic chain-reaction collision involving an SUV and two tractor-trailers that happened about twelve hours ago, the westbound lanes of the Cross Bronx Expressway have reopened. There were many fatalities as a result of this accident. On Tuesday at 12:35 in the morning, a woman operating a Range Rover was involved in an accident in the westbound lanes when her vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer that was working for the USPS.

The woman was sitting in the wreckage of her previous car, which had stopped behind the tractor-trailer, when yet another tractor struck her car. The first tractor-trailer that was involved in the incident had a fire that started in the car and quickly spread to it. Residents in the area reported that they could smell smoke as soon as they stepped outside of their homes.

The noise level was extremely loud, a local resident told Eyewitness News. "The sensation was like a bomb was going off down there. Then, after that first boom, there were two more audible booms that came right after it. It also made the same sound as the first one.

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