One person is dead following a crash towards the end of rush hour on the Newburgh Beacon Bridge.

On Thursday around 7:30 p.m., the New York State Bridge Authority announced an accident on the eastbound side of the Newburgh Beacon Bridge was going to close the bridge to traffic in the Newburgh and Beacon area for about two hours.

Shortly after, officials closed all lanes of the bridge telling motorists to expect delays and seek another route.

According to reports, a Jeep and a tractor-trailer collided on the bridge. The accident killed one person.

As of this writing, the identity of the person killed hasn't been announced. Police haven't announced the cause of the accident as they continue to investigate. We will update this article when more information is released.

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