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Brick Man, 20, Killed in NJ Turnpike Accident

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Police say a 20-year-old Brick Township man was one of two people killed in an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike on Monday.

According to New Jersey state police, the accident in Woolwich Township, Gloucester County, claimed the life of Christopher Calderone, 20, of Brick, and Rob Critelli, 21, of Summit.

The two men were passengers in a Volkswagen Passat that was being driven by Paul Fiorentino, 21, of Point Pleasant, who survived the accident, according to police.

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The accident is still under investigation, but police say a Toyota Sienna minivan, being driven by Igor Lougovtsov, 46, of Yarmouth, Maine, was stopped in the left lane, even though the left lane was closed at the time. The accident occurred at about 5:30 p.m.

A third vehicle, a Toyota Avalon sedan, driven by Nishank Shaw, 24, of Woodbridge, hit the Volkswagen from behind. The Volkswagen was then pushed into the minivan on the side of the road, police said. The accident caused the Turnpike to be closed for about four hours, 6ABC reported.

Calderone and Critelli both died at the scene, according to police. The rest of the victims of the accident were taken to local hospitals with non life threatening injuries. No charges have been filed in the case and it remains under investigation by state police.