2 dead in crash on I-78 in Newark

New Jersey news from Eyewitness News

May 5, 2013 7:30:04 AM PDT
Two people were killed early Sunday morning in a car accident on Interstate 78 in Newark.

Police say the driver of a Chevy Cobalt traveling in the eastbound lalne lost control of his vehicle at about 12:30 a.m.

The car struck and mounted a left lane curb, then went across a grass median where it struck a concrete fence and overturned.

The driver and his female passenger were trapped inside.

Newark Fire Department, rescue and paramedic teams responded and extricated the victims, but they were pronounced dead at the scene.

The two have been identified as 27-year old Diego Ayoso of Kearny and his passenger, 42-year old Celinda Cuichta of East Brunswick.