It happened around 4 a.m. Friday.
Action News is told the crash involved three vehicles and one of them caught fire.
Police say a male driver in the burning vehicle lost control and crashed into a barrier that caused the car to erupt into flames.
He was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead.
The westbound lanes of the expressway approaching Route 1 North were shut down for nearly three hours as police investigated and crews worked to clear the wreckage.
Traffic was backed up for miles.
The accident was finally cleared and all lanes were reopened after 7:00 a.m.
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