BRONX, N.Y. (WABC) — A woman died when her car became wedged between two tractor-trailers and burst into flames in a horrific crash that caused delays in both directions on the Cross Bronx Expressway in the Bronx.

The victim’s sedan collided with a tractor trailer contracted by the US Postal Service in the westbound lanes around 12:35 a.m. Tuesday.

The woman was sitting in her wrecked sedan, stopped behind a tractor trailer, when another tractor-trailer crashed into her vehicle.

The sedan caught fire from the impact, and the flames spread to the first trailer of the tractor.

A woman died in the fire.

Both tractor drivers were uninjured, but the first truck was also destroyed by fire.

All westbound lanes of the expressway were closed and one lane was detoured in the eastbound direction while emergency crews worked to extinguish the flames and police investigated.

There was no word on when the lanes would reopen.

Traffic was diverted from the westbound lanes onto Jerome Avenue. Speeds on the highway at 6am averaged just 5mph due to the closure, so motorists were advised to seek alternative routes.

Heather O’Rourke from points northbound heading into Manhattan advised to exit I-95 at the Bruckner Expressway and then take the RFK/Triboro Bridge to Manhattan’s East Side.

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