2 dead when car crashes into tree in Brick

June 10, 2013 5:27:50 AM PDT
Two men are dead after their car struck a man on a bicycle, became airborne and slammed into a tree with such force that it broke apart.

The accident happened just after midnight on Adamston Road and Whitehorn Court in Brick.

William Romanow, 24, and 23-year-old passenger Nicholas Lascala were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash. They say Romanow crossed the center lane and hit 23-year-old Kyle Conroy on a bicycle.

Police say the Honda Civic then struck a curb, overturned and smashed into the tree. The front end of the vehicle separated from the passenger compartment.

Conroy was treated and released from a hospital.

The investigation continues, but police say speed appears to be a factor in the crash.