Police call for internal investigation following crash that left husband, wife dead

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EAST BRUNSWICK -

Police in East Brunswick are calling for an internal investigation into how first responders handled a motor vehicle accident that left two people dead.

The crash happened Sunday around 7:30 p.m. on Old Bridge Turnpike.

According to authorities, the preliminary investigation revealed the collision involved an East Brunswick Fire Department emergency vehicle and the vehicle of a South River couple.

Authorities say the couple's car collided with the emergency vehicle. The husband and wife were pronounced dead at a hospital. Their names are being withheld until relatives have been notified.

Middlesex County prosecutors now say their office wasn't notified in a timely manner.

The chief of police says the Office of Professional Standards will look into the handling of the incident.

The prosecutor’s office will look into the crash.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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