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SUV in crash barrels down embankment

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An SUV carrying a family of six collided with a tractor-trailer in East Orange, N.J., slammed through a barrier, and barreled nearly 18 feet down an embankment.

The tractor-trailer was traveling east on Freeway Drive at about 7:40 a.m. when it made a left turn and collided with the SUV, which was also traveling east, said police.

The impact was so strong that it pushed the Honda SUV through the cement barrier. It landed on the eastbound side of Route 280.

A man and woman and their four children were inside the vehicle. 

All six were rushed to University Hospital in Newark. The 46-year-old father, who was behind the wheel of the SUV, had to be cut from the wreckage, Essex County Prosecutor's Office said. He suffered critical injuries.

The conditions of the 27-year-old mother and the children, ages 7, 5, 3, and 1, were not released.

Horrified witnesses watched from an overpass as emergency crews removed the roof of the vehicle to save the man. The SUV stopped on the embankment only a few feet from eastbound Interstate 280.

The 39-year-old truck driver, from Pennsylvania, did not request medical treatment, the Prosecutor's Office said.

SkyFoxHD was over the scene Thursday morning where at least a dozen firefighters and police officers had responded to the incident.

Several lanes of the I-280 were closed while police investigated the collision.

No charged have been filed, but the investigation is ongoing.

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