Just caught this on the news this morning. Traffic is going to be mess this morning and maybe into the early afternoon with repairs and cleanup.

BQE (WABC) — A tractor-trailer hauling concrete collided with a livery car on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, causing a horrific crash that shut the roadway in both directions.

Newscopter-7 was live over the scene.

Eyewitness News is told the vehicles collided in the Brooklyn-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, at Morgan Avenue, at around 5:45 a.m.

Officials say the force of the collision sent the tractor-trailer rig hurtling over the divider, where it struck a Queens-bound car. At least one of the vehicles then caught fire, sending a large plume of smoke into the air.

The Brooklyn Queens Expressway was shut in both directions as officials put out the flames.

According to reports one driver was critically injured, possibly the driver of the tractor-trailer, which was hauling concrete. Another was in serious condition, and a third had minor injuries.

The roadway was expected to be closed in both directions for some time.

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