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- A 2012 Nissan Altima operated by a 23-year-old woman rear-ended a tractor trailer early Saturday, police said
- She was pronounced dead at the hospital. Her two passengers died at the scene
- All three young women were from Somerset, police said
Three young women are dead after their car collided with a tractor-trailer on Route 1 in Woodbridge, police said early Saturday.
The accident happened just before midnight Friday on the highway in the Fords section of town. A 2012 Nissan Altima operated by Brianna Martinez, 23, rear-ended a tractor-trailer as the truck was starting to move at a red light.
She was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead there. Her two passengers, 23-year-old Michaela Powell and 24-year-old Uchectukw Chukwuma, died at the scene.
The three young women, all from Somerset, were out celebrating Chukwuma's birthday.
Authorities said there was no early indication on a cause of the crash.