Two people were killed when a car overturned on Interstate 78, trapping both victims inside.

Interstate 78 in Newark (NJ DOT)

State police say the accident occurred just before midnight Saturday on Route 78 in Newark, though the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The car driven by 27-year-old Diego Ayoso of Kearny was eastbound on the highway when it spun out of control near milemarker 57, rammed a barrier and crossed over into the express lanes. The car then struck a concrete and metal fence in the median, overturned and eventually ended up in the eastbound local lanes.

Ayoso and his 44-year-old passenger, Celinda Cuichta of East Brunswick, were both pronounced dead at the scene around 12:35 a.m. Sunday.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

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