Three people were killed and two were seriously injured in a head-on-collision.
At this point in the investigation, the exact cause of the accident that happened on Route 9 in Old Bridge, near Route 516 is unclear. According to police, a sport utility vehicle and a car were involved in an accident which was originally reported at around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.
Witnesses at the scene of the accident say the SUV crossed over a grassy median and collided with a sedan on the opposite side of the road.
Both the drivers and a 62-year-old male passenger in the vehicle were killed. Two women – ages 32 and 86 – were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.
As a result of the accident, police were forced to close a section of the highway for a few hours, which caused major travel delays in the area. By the evening, all lanes were reopened.
A full investigation into the circumstances of the accident is pending.