2 killed, 3 hurt in 3-vehicle crash on Parkway

January 17, 2010 3:16:15 PM PST
Two people are killed and three injured in a three-vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway in northern New Jersey. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash, which occurred around noon Sunday near Exit 151 in Bloomfield.

State police spokesman Sgt. Stephen Jones two of the injured were hospitalized in critical condition, while the third sustained minor injuries. One critically injured victim was taken to Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, while the other was taken to University Hospital in Newark.

The names of those involved in the accident were not disclosed, and further details on the accident - including what types of vehicles were involved - were not immediately available.

The crash forced police to shut down two lanes for several hours.