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Brianna Martinez, Mikayla Powell, and Uchechukw Chukwuma Killed: How 3 women got killed after car rear-ends tractor-trailer in New Jersey

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Three New Jersey women died when their car rear-ended a tractor-trailer in Woodbridge late Friday, according to police.

Brianna Martinez, 23, was driving a Nissan Altima on Route 1 near Ford Avenue when the car struck the tractor-trailer as the truck was pulling away from a stoplight at around 11:50 p.m., according to Sergeant Philip Agosta of the Woodbridge Police.

Mikayla Powell, 23, and Uchechukw Chukwuma, 24, both passengers in the Nissan, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Martinez was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where she died.

“This is a tragic accident,” Sgt. Agosta said.

The driver of the truck stayed at the scene and there are no pending arrests, police added.

Police have no witnesses at this time.

Chukwuma and Martinez were 2014 graduates of Franklin High School in Somerset, where all three victims are from.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Woodbridge Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit (732) 634-7700.

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