Names released of young women killed when car flipped on Route 3 in Clifton

CLIFTON, N.J. (WABC) -- Authorities have identified the two women who were killed when a car overturned into a pole on westbound Route 3 in Clifton last week.

The victims were 21-year old Tashanique Hawkins of Elizabeth, and 21-year old Carlene Maynard of East Orange.

There were five people in a 2007 Toyota Camry at the time of the accident at 3:10 a.m. on July 31st.

The vehicle, operated by a 20-year-old from East Orange, N.J., flipped at the Valley Road exit ramp, ejecting two people onto the highway.

The driver and two others were taken to St Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson with non-life threatening injuries.

Wires were down in the area.

All westbound lanes were closed between Grove Street and Valley Road for about four hours.

The Passaic County prosecutor's Office and Clifton Police are investigating.
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