Two people were killed and two others, including a young boy, were seriously injured when a car ran off a northern New Jersey highway and crashed into trees.
It was not clear what caused the crash, which occurred around 2:30 a.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes of Interstate 78 in Bernards Township.
State police said that 45-year-old Tonya Gordon of Somerville and 20-year-old Natasha Melendez, whose hometown was not immediately known, were ejected from the car. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, 20-year-old Davante Gordon of Somerville, was hospitalized in critical condition with undisclosed injuries. Another passenger, 11-year-old Jahmir Herrin of Somerville, was being treated for "moderate injuries.''
It's not clear if any of the victims are related.