MIDDLESEX, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Two people were killed when a train struck a car on the tracks this morning in New Jersey.

The crash happened around 8:15 a.m. on New Jersey Transit’s Raritan Valley Line at the Cedar Avenue crossing in Middlesex Township.

Two women inside the car were killed. They have been identified as 73-year-old Florence Obado, of New Brunswick, and 44-year-old Susan Mazurek, of Middlesex.

It’s unclear if they drove around the safety gates.

Thirty passengers were on board the train at the time. No riders were injured.

Service was suspended in both directions between Plainfield and Raritan.


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