NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A devastating crash in Hudson County left three people dead early Thursday morning.
The crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. on Route 3 where the highway meets Interstate 495 in North Bergen, on the way to the Lincoln Tunnel.
Miguel Barreto, Jr., 34, of Leominster, Massachusetts, and Margarita Santiago, 32, of Passaic, were killed, officials said. Another man whose name has not been released was also killed. Authorities said he was also from Massachusetts.
“After striking the guardrail, the vehicle had gone airborne, landing sideways on the driver’s-side door,” Hudson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mike Makarski told WCBS 880. “After landing, the car slid approximately 150 feet, where it struck a light pole.”
The impact was so severe that the Mercedes, which had Massachusetts plates, split into at least three pieces, CBS 2’s Andrea Grymes reported.