Police: 3 killed in head-on crash in NJ

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.

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