2 Dead, 2 Hospitalized, in Crash on NJ Interstate

It was unclear what caused the early Thanksgiving morning accident

Thursday, Nov 22, 2012  |  Updated 7:25 PM EDT
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2 Dead, 2 Hospitalized, in Crash on NJ Interstate

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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.

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