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.READ MORE: New Pop-Up COVID Vaccination Sites Open Across New York, Signs Of Normalcy Returning To City
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.
Raritan Valley Line Rail Service is suspended in both directions between Plainfield and Raritan due to a fatal motor vehicle strike near Bound Brook.READ MORE: Brooklyn Couple Hospitalized After Stabbing In Bushwick, Police Investigating
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Thirty passengers were on board the train at the time. No riders were injured.MORE NEWS: Senate Moves Forward With Stimulus Bill Marathon After Nearly 12 Hour Stalemate
Service was suspended in both directions between Plainfield and Raritan.