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3 Dead After Car Slams Into New Jersey School

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Matthew Budesa & Kim VanGorden died in this one car crash (credit: Facebook.com).

Matthew Budesa & Kim VanGorden died in this one car crash (credit: Facebook.com).

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PINE BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Investigators say three people who were killed when their vehicle slammed into a New Jersey elementary school Thursday were not wearing seatbelts.

Deputy Chief Michael Mohel of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office says the impact from the 2011 Hyundai Accent left a 6-foot-by-6-foot hole in the brick wall adjacent to the Pine Beach Elementary school’s media room.

school crash 3 Dead After Car Slams Into New Jersey School

Police said a male, identified as 20-year-old Matthew Budesa, was driving the car. A female, identified as 20-year-old Kimberly VanGorden, was in the passenger seat. An unidentified male was in the rear of the car.

The accident remains under investigation and autopsies are planned.

A school employee found the car around 6:45 a.m. The school was not open and no students were present.

The school delayed opening by 90 minutes.

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