A multi-vehicle accident Monday on the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge in Burlington County left one person dead and five others injured.

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A vehicle driving westbound on the bridge around 6:50 p.m. Monday night reportedly made contact with another westbound vehicle, reportedly pushing that driver into oncoming traffic where it crashed into a Honda Civic going eastbound, according to Courier Post.

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Fatal Accident Investigation

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Posted by Burlington County Prosecutor's Office on Monday, December 28, 2020

It was an awful scene, and the driver of the Civic died as a result. Authorities have not released the name of that victim. Two other vehicles were also involved, according to 6abc.com, and five people were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. Reportedly, none of those injuries were serious.

Now, authorities have reason to believe speed was catalyst for the entire accident, 6abc.com reports, with both of those westbound vehicles traveling above the bridge's speed limit. It took more than seven hours for the bridge to reopen to motorists as police conducted an investigation into the crash. So far, there has been no word of any charges filed against the speeding drivers.

Images from the scene show the devastation of the wreckage.

Authorities are asking anyone with information related to this accident to call Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113 or email tips@co.burlington.nj.us.

SOURCES: Burlington County Prosecutor's Office/Facebook; Courier Post; 6abc.com

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