TBILISI, DFWatch–Two Georgian students at military academy in New Jersey died in a car accident soon after Saturday midnight, at about 9 am Tbilisi time.
The identity of the two, both in their early 20s, will be released by the Ministry of Defense after notification of their families in Georgia.
The collision occurred 50 km north of Philadeplhia, PA, and 100 km south-west of New York City, on a highway near the town of Hopeful Township, NJ, where Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cobalt crashed head-on.
Georgian students were passengers of Chevrolet Cobalt, which was driven, according to the local media, by 21 years-old native of Pennsylvania. One of them, seated on the front, died on the scene, while the other, from the rear seat, was flown by emergency to the hospital in Trenton, a nearby city, but succumbed to the injuries.
The driver of the Cobalt, as well as a driver and a passenger of the Ford Focus survived the crash.
Bodies of the dead had been transferred to New York City morgue and the procedures to ferry them to Georgia had already begun, Interpessnews was told by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.