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Three killed in crash involving car, van and truck carrying cows

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Three people are dead and more than a dozen injured after a crash involving a car, a multi-passenger van and a pickup hauling cows in New Jersey.

Police say the pickup’s driver was stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 287 to repair his trailer when it was struck by a passing car. That driver pulled over and got out before investigators say the van crashed into a guardrail and the stopped trailer, then fatally struck the car’s driver.

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Ravi Naik of Hillsborough, 23, was killed in crash on the I-287. (Photo: LinkedIn)

Officials say the car’s driver, 23-year-old Ravi Naik of Hillsborough, was killed. Two passengers in the van also died. Their names have not been released.

The crash happened Saturday night in Bernards Township, about 30 miles west of New York City. The interstate was closed for several hours while police investigated.

No charges have been filed.