NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced today that the three people killed in a single car crash have been identified.

The driver of the 2006 Chevy Malibu was Shaquan Dennis, 36, of Irvington. The passengers were Safiyyah Scott, 35, of Newark and Michael T. Nelson, 30, of East Orange.

The preliminary investigation indicates that speed was likely a factor in the crash. Investigators determined the vehicle hit a tree in the vicinity of Tremont Ave and Mosswood causing the vehicle to burst into flames.

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The investigation is active and ongoing.

No other information is available at this time.