Deadly crash on Cross Bronx Expressway

A woman is dead after a fiery crash on the Cross Bronx Expressway early on Tuesday.

The NYPD says it happened near Exit 1A/Major Deegan in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx just after 12:30 a.m.

Police say a truck driven by a postal service contractor was rear-ended by a car.  The woman driving the car stayed in the vehicle while awaiting police to arrive when another truck crashed into her car and the postal contractor's truck.

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Both trucks caught fire and the woman died in the car.  The two truck drivers were being evaluated by EMS crews at the scene.

The burned-out remains of the trucks blocked the roadway.

A major investigation continued into the morning rush hour causing big traffic delays.