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UPDATE: North Carolina, NJ Women Killed in Parkway Crash in Ocean County

Ocean County

New Jersey State Police officials are investigating the cause of a deadly crash that killed two people in Ocean County Friday night. 

According to Trooper Charles Marchan, police responded to a crash at approximately 9:23 p.m. on the Garden State Parkway south milepost 59.3, Little Egg Harbor Twp., Ocean County. 

Trooper Marchan said that based on a preliminary investigation Ms. Michelle L. Ross, 50, of Asheville, NC, was operating a 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander on the Garden State Parkway South.

Ms. Cortney L. Downey, 32, Northfield, NJ, was operating a Toyota Corolla on the Garden State Parkway South.

In the area of milepost 59.3, an opposite-direction head-on collision occurred between the Mitsubishi and the Toyota.

Trooper Marchan said after impact, the Mitsubishi overturned.

Both drivers sustained fatal injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.