2 Dead, 2 Injured, 2 Arrested in Central NJ Crash

Three cars involved; drivers in two that didn't crash charged with drunken driving

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    Richard Freund, president of LifeSafer Interlock, holds the company's breath-alcohol analyzer during a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

    Two people were killed and two others injured early Saturday when their car went airborne and struck a pole and a home before crashing into some trees.

    Howell Township police say the car and two other southbound vehicles were speeding on Route 9 when the accident occurred around 1:40 a.m. The other two cars didn't crash and their drivers were not hurt, but both were charged with drunken driving.

    The driver of the car that crashed, 27-year-old Terence Butler, and a passenger, 21-year-old Simone Kearney, both of Lakewood, were pronounced dead at the scene.

    Two other passengers were taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, where they were being treated for non-life threatening injuries.