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2 dead, 3 injured in a multi-vehicle crash on Route 1 in New Jersey

Two people are dead and three injured after a fatal multi-vehicle crash in Linden, New Jersey.

The crash took place around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on Routes 1 and 9.

Police say a BMW sedan was heading north when it struck into a Mazda sedan making a U-turn from I-278.

The Mazda then struck a Honda SUV and swerved off the road.

Two men in the Mazda were declared dead on the scene. Their identities have been revealed as brothers Manuel Green, 22, and Clarence Green, 15.

A man and a woman in the BMW and the driver of the Honda were admitted to Newark University Hospital. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

Northbound Routes 1 & 9 remained shut for more than six hours following the crash.

Linden Police Traffic Bureau is investigating the crash.

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