Sometimes, even the safest drivers can find that they have lost control of their vehicle. The most common cause of drivers losing control is weather. Rain, especially if it has been recent, can make roadways more slick than normal. Ice and snow can also cause problems that can lead to a loss of control. Another reason that people can lose control of their vehicle is overcorrecting. Overcorrecting occurs when a driver, for example, veers out of their lane or off road and turns the steering wheel in the opposite direction too quickly. Distracted driving and drowsy driving can also cause a loss of control, as can excess speeds.
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My Central Jersey reports that two people were killed in a Memorial Day crash on Route 130. The crash occurred at about 7:37 a.m. on Memorial Day on Route 130.
Michael Santana was driving a Nissan northbound on Route 130 when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to spin out. He crossed the median and struck a Toyota that was being driven southbound.
Another driver who was driving a Honda southbound attempted to swerve to miss the initial crash but struck the Toyota.
Santana and the driver of the Toyota, identified as Zarine Arshakyan, were both pronounced dead at the scene. The woman driving the Honda suffered from minor injuries.
The accident closed Route 130 for about 5 hours while the accident was investigated, and debris was removed.
No criminal or motor vehicle charges are expected at this time.