Three people were killed yesterday in a horrific crash on Route 9 North in Old Bridge, New Jersey. The accident left cars mangled in a horrific and chaotic scene. Police said a 45-year-old man from Howell was headed south on Route 9 near Route 516 in a Ford Escape just before 12:30 p.m., when he crossed into the northbound lanes and struck a Honda Accord. The man driving the Escape and the 37-year-old woman driving the Accord were pronounced dead. A passenger in the Honda was also killed, police said. Two other passengers were rushed to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick with unknown injuries.