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At least one person is dead and five others are injured Monday night after a cement truck crashed into a home in the University Heights section of the Bronx, New York City officials said Jan. 20.

Dozens of emergency responders raced to the scene shortly before 6:30 p.m. after the truck slammed into the three-story home at 1970 Cedar Ave in the Bronx.

City fire officials said two people suffered serious injuries and three others – including one firefighter – suffered minor injuries. The FDNY said all the victims were considered to have non-life-threatening injuries.

Emergency crews were working to evacuate the building, but were unsure if any more people were inside the building because first responders were having difficulties searching the entire building. They believe the crash may have caused structural damage and are concerned that the building – located along the Major Deegan Expressway – may collapse.

Two adjacent buildings were also evacuated.

The city’s emergency management office advised travelers Monday night to expect heavy delays in the area. Police also closed the W. 179th Street exit of the northbound Major Deegan Expressway.



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