It was such a great lose that left an entire s school and a community grieving. A head-on crash claimed the lives of two teenage sisters in Ocean County, NJ.

Hot dog vendor John Luhrs said that he heard a big bang and when he poked his head out the door, he saw an awful automobile accident. Luhrs was near the road from where 17-year-old Jamie Nicholson and her 15-year-old sister, Francesca, were killed Tuesday evening in a horrible head-on collision.

Linda Wood, manager of the Jackson Deli said that it was such a terrible tragedy and could not imagine the anguish of the parents.

It was around 5:17 late afternoon and the South Hope Chapel Road was wet when the mishap happened. Police stated that Jamie Nicholson operating her Mercedes Benz lost control of the car for unknown reason. She crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a minivan driven by a 47-year-old Toms River. The driver of the minivan was not seriously injured.

Jackson Township Police Sergeant Chris Parise said that the Traffic Safety Unit is looking into the wet road conditions, as well as possible excessive speed as being a contributing factor.

Jamie, a senior, took most of her classes at MATES, the maritime magnet school in Manahawkin while Francesca was a junior. Both girls were active in the Jaguar marching band, Jamie in the color guard, Francesca in the flag line.

Principal Kevin DiEugenio said it was a very sad day at Jackson Memorial High School. It was such a tragedy as both girls were very popular students.

The crisis response teams were brought to the school to help students and community cope with the twin tragedy.

Mario Maniglia of Maurizio’s Pizza Shop said that what made the incident doubly shocking was the fact that both girls were young and have not yet started their lives.

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