OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a head-on crash on a major New Jersey roadway has left three people dead and two women seriously injured. But it is still not clear what caused Tuesday's accident on Route 9 in Old Bridge, near Route 516.
Authorities say an SUV and a car were involved in the crash, which was reported around 12:30 p.m. Witnesses said the SUV crossed over a grass median and collided with the sedan.
Both drivers and a 62-year-old male passenger in the car were killed. Two women — ages 62 and 86 — were hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.
Television reports showed the sedan was badly damaged and the SUV's front end was crushed.
The accident forced police to close a stretch of the highway for a few hours, causing major travel delays in the area. But most lanes were reopened as the evening commute was starting.