WOODBRIDGE, NJ. (THECOUNT) — The three victims in an early Saturday morning triple-fatal crash near Woodbridge, New Jersey, have been identified as, Brianna Martinez, Michaela Powell and Uchectukw Chukwuma, all of Somerset.

Martinez, 23, was operating a Nissan Altima on Route 1 near Woodbridge when the fatal crash occurred Saturday morning.


According to reports, Martinez’s vehicle rear-ended a tractor-trailer on Route 1 in Woodbridge around midnight, police said early Saturday.

The accident occurred on the highway in the Fords section of town, reports NBCNY.

A big-rig truck was stopped at a red light when the Nissan struck it in the rear.

23-year-old Powell and 24-year-old Chukwuma, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Martinez was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Woodbridge Township is a township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a total population of 99,585, reflecting an increase of 2,382 – wikipedia.

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