EAST ORANGE (AP) --Authorities are investigating a crash that killed three men and injured two women in north Jersey.

The accident happened shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday on South Grove Street in East Orange.

Officials say the women were in an SUV that collided with a car carrying the men. The vehicles came to a rest near a New Jersey Transit bus.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says several passengers were treated for minor injuries when the bus stopped to avoid the crash.

The women were taken to a hospital with injuries that are described as not life-threatening.

Authorities are withholding the names of the victims until their relatives are notified.


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