By CBS3 Staff

NEWARK, Del. (CBS) — One person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash that closed a portion of I-95 in Newark on Tuesday evening. The accident created an enormous traffic backup.

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Authorities say a man was killed in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A child was found in cardiac arrest and was transported to Christiana Hospital in critical condition, according to police.

Police say a woman was treated for significant injuries and is in critical condition at Christiana Hospital.

People are being urged to avoid the area.

Police say early indications that this will be a prolonged closure.