Three women die when their car rear-ends a tractor trailer while it’s pulling away at a stoplight
- The incident took place in Woodbridge, New Jersey, Friday at about 11.30pm
- The Nissan Altima was said to have slammed into the rear end of a tractor trailer
- Driver Brianna Martinez, 23, was taken to the hospital where she later died
- Her passengers, Michaela Powell, 23, and Uchechukw Chukwuma, 24, were declared dead at the scene
Three women died after their car rear-ended a tractor trailer in New Jersey Friday night.
Driver Brianna Martinez, 23, and passengers Michaela Powell, 23, and Uchechukw Chukwuma, 24, of Somerset, New Jersey, were killed in the collision Friday at about 11.30pm in Woodbridge, New Jersey.
The incident took place when Martinez, who was driving a 2012 Nissan Altima, slammed into the rear of a tractor trailer that was pulling away from a stoplight, according to ABC 7.
Three women, ages 23 and 24, died when their car rear-ended a tractor trailer in New Jersey
The tractor trailer was said to have been pulling away from a stoplight in New Jersey at about 11.30pm Friday when the crash occurred
Powell and Chukwuma were declared dead at the scene. Martinez was taken to the hospital, where she later died.
The driver of the tractor trailer was said to have stayed at the crash scene, News 12 New Jersey reported.
It’s unclear if the truck driver suffered any injuries during the collision.
Police have not revealed how fast Martinez’s car was traveling at the time of the crash.