Father, 5-Year-Old Die in GW Bridge Wreck - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Father, 5-Year-Old Die in GW Bridge Wreck

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    A father and his daughter have been identified as those who died in a wreck on the George Washington Bridge.

    (Published Friday, June 16, 2017)

    A New Jersey man and his 5-year-old daughter have been identified as the victims of a two-vehicle crash on the George Washington Bridge.

    50-year-old Hector Pedercini and his daughter, Marianna, died after his SUV crashed into a box truck that was stuck in traffic on the New York-bound side of the bridge on Wednesday night, authorities said.

    Pedercini's wife and mother-in-law, and his 1-year-old daughter survived the crash.

    The driver of the box truck was not hurt.

    One of the victims had to be extricated from a vehicle. 

    The crash backed up traffic on the bridge late Wednesday night. Delays of 60-to-90 minutes were reported on the bridge shortly after 11 p.m. The bridge didn't completely reopen until around 2:30 Thursday morning.