Updated at 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - New Jersey State Police are conducting a fatal investigation at the scene of a three car accident on I 78 that occurred Monday evening at approximately 8:30 p.m. at mile marker 43.8.

Three critical patients were transported via MedEvac helicopter. The highway was temporarily closed for NJSP NorthStar and Atlantic Air-1 landing to transport three patients. NorthStar transported two patients to University Hospital in Newark and Atlantic Air-1 transported a patient to Morristown Memorial Hospital. 

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Berkeley Heights and Watchung Fire Departments utilized Jaws of Life on two patients trapped in vehicles. Berkeley Heights, Watchung and New Providence EMS were on scene providing patient care.

This accident occurred shortly after a pickup truck rolled over on the same stretch of highway.  A patient from that accident was transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital.