One person is dead after multiples motorists crashed on the Brooklyn Bridge this morning. Three of the cars caught fire, according to the FDNY.
Authorities were alerted to the crash, which occurred on the eastbound lanes on the Brooklyn side, at 7:14 a.m. An FDNY spokesperson said that in addition to the fatality, five people sustained minor injuries and that firefighters are still searching cars.
UPDATE 8:52 a.m.: Manhattan-bound lanes have been reopened to traffic.
(DUMBO, Brooklyn) Car Fire on Brooklyn Bridge — Three vehicles are engulfed in flames and emitting black smoke. FDNY are working to extinguish. https://t.co/ZZylzeGxIY https://t.co/NJeFbCb2mu #CitizenAppNYC pic.twitter.com/fSTLV8wIIF
— Citizen NYC (@CitizenApp_NYC) November 21, 2018
— FDNY (@FDNY) November 21, 2018
All lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge are currently closed.