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2 killed when car strikes tree on NJ median, bursts into flames

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Posted at 1:21 PM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 13:21:04-05

MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. — Authorities said a man and a woman are head after a car struck a tree on the median of a New Jersey road and burst into flames early Sunday.

Police said the crash occurred at about 4 a.m. Sunday on Route 22 near the Garden State Parkway intersection in Mountainside.

Officials said the car struck the tree in the center median of the highway and caught fire immediately.

The driver was trapped inside and the female passenger was thrown from the vehicle.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Their ages and identities weren't immediately released.

The Mountainside police department is investigating the crash.