Magally Paulemont, 49, drowned in the Rahway River
CRANFORD, NJ — An SUV ran off the Garden State Parkway and into the Rahway River late Friday morning, killing two women from Rahway.
The SUV left the northbound lanes and went into the river just before Exit 136 for Centennial Ave, according to State Police Lt. Ted Schafer. The vehicle was fully under water by the time rescue crews arrived.
The driver of the SUV was identified as Magally Paulemont, 49, and the passenger as France Novembre, 71. NJ.com spoke to Paulmont’s son, who confirmed his mother and grandmother had perished in the crash.
Marine rescue responded to the scene in an area where the river runs alongside the Parkway.
It’s not known what caused the SUV to leave the roadway. It was the only vehicle involved in the crash.
Two lanes were blocked for the cleanup and investigation creating a multi-mile delay.
That area of the GSP is deadly: drivers are speeding and they do not obey the basic traffic rules. It is a lethal combination.
2 black women dead after their SUV plunges into Rahway River off Garden State Parkway in Clark Twp.
Friday, June 16, 2017 04:25PM
Two people are dead after being pulled from a submerged car that plunged into a river in New Jersey Friday morning.
It happened near Exit 136 on the Garden State Parkway in Clark Township.
Police said a car overturned, then ended up in the Rahway River.
Rescuers pulled the victims from the vehicle, but authorities say it was too late. The identities of the victims are not being released at this time.
The crash is causing serious traffic delays in the area, and lane closures are expected to remain in place for an extended period of time.