Two Women Killed After New Jersey Transit Train, Car Collide at Crossing

January 6, 2020

Two women were killed Friday morning when a New Jersey Transit train collided with their car at a railroad crossing in central New Jersey.

The accident occurred around 8:10 a.m. at the Cedar Avenue crossing in Middlesex, a NJ Transit spokeswoman said. The Raritan Valley Line train had departed from Newark and was headed to High Bridge when the collision occurred.

NJ Transit identified the victims as 73-year-old Florence Obado of New Brunswick, the driver, and 44-year-old Susan Mazurek of Middlesex.

The train was carrying roughly 30 people, including passengers and crew. No one aboard the train was hurt, but service on the Raritan Valley Line was suspended in both directions between Plainfield and Raritan while the investigation was ongoing.

An NJ Transit spokeswoman said a preliminary investigation found the safety equipment at the crossing was working properly.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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