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Update: Authorities Identify Men Killed in Turnpike Crash in Woolwich

By kcora on
Woolwich

Authorities have released the identities of the two men killed yesterday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Police responded to the southbound side of the turnpike near mile marker 12.6 (Exit 2) sometime around 5:30 p.m. for a serious motor-vehicle accident.

Upon arrival, a Toyota Sienna driven by Igor Lougovtsov, 46, of Yarmouth, Maine, was on the southbound left lane which was closed to traffic, according to police. The second vehicle, a Volkswagen Passat, driven by Paul Fiorentino, 21, of Point Pleasant, was found behind the Sienna.

The third vehicle - a Toyota Avalon - driven by Nishank Shaw, 24, of Woodbridge, struck the Passat, which then struck the Sienna.

The passengers in the Passant, 21-year-old Rob Critelli, of Summit, and 20-year-old Christopher Calderone, of Brick, were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The three drivers - Lougovtsov, Fiorentino and Shaw - were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

No charges had been filed as of this morning.

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