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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: October 15, 2013








Three killed in two-car crash



††††††††† Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas J. Bryan of the Edison Police Department announced that police are investigating a two-car crash in which three people were killed this morning on Route 27 in Edison.


Police were alerted to the collision near the Stony Road intersection at 12:32 a.m. and arrived to find the three people had been severely injured.


The driver of a 1995 Honda Civic, identified as a 15-year-old Edison boy, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:01 a.m. His name is being withheld at this time.


A preliminary investigation determined that the car driven by the teenager collided with a 2011 Nissan Altima that was driven by Mohammed Zia, 46, of Edison. Mr. Zia was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead at 1:16 a.m.


His passenger, Ali Behzad, 35, of Edison, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:01 a.m.


Autopsies are being performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office, but the results are not immediately available.


The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Lisa Cimmino of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7529, or Investigator Jeffrey Temple of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3373.