Authorities identify couple killed in Route 9 crash

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Authorities have released the names of a couple from Manalapan who were killed when the ride-sharing car they were passengers in was involved in a three-vehicle crash on Route 9.

The crash happened Monday shortly before 6 a.m. in Old Bridge.

According to police, Grigory Deli, 72, and his wife, Margarita, 71, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

RELATED: Authorities: 2 people killed, 2 hurt in 3-vehicle crash on Route 9 

Authorities say the couple were in the back seat of the ride-sharing car that was rear-ended by an SUV and then pushed into a third vehicle.

The 37-year-old driver of the ride-sharing car and the driver of third vehicle hit in the chain-reaction collision, a 47-year-old Staten Island man, suffered injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

The SUV driver wasn't injured.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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