Two Ohio State students were killed in a car crash Monday in Clinton Township, N.J., according to police.
Three other young adults were also injured in the one-vehicle accident, but no other fatalities occurred at the scene, said Christopher Kay, New Jersey State Police Trooper.
The deceased include 21-year-old Ka-Hei Fok, pronounced dead at the scene, and 20-year-old Ho Kai Jeffrey Au Yeung, who died around 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Two other passengers were being treated for injuries at area hospitals and the driver was released from the hospital after being treated for injuries.
At around 4 p.m., the vehicle in question, a 2012 Chevy Equinox, drove off Interstate 78 and crashed into several trees. Investigators suspect fatigue as a cause and toxicology reports are pending, Kay said. The fatality, a male student from Malaysia, was ejected from the car while the other passengers were entrapped in the vehicle.
The students were traveling from New York City to return to school and all are believed to be OSU students, Kay said.
Two of the five passengers are believed to have not been wearing seat belts at the time of the accident, including the deceased student ejected from the rear of the car, Kay said. Two passengers were Life Flighted to the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. The male passenger sustained life threatening head injuries and is listed in critical condition. The female obtained acute injuries and is in critical care. The driver and other passenger are listed in stable condition after they were taken to the Morristown Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening medical care. The driver has been released from the hospital but the three other passengers remain in the hospital’s care in their same medical states, Kay said.
The names of the students involved in the accident will be released once the student’s family is notified of his death.
Representatives from OSU have not yet returned request for comment.