NORWICH, Conn. (AP) _ Norwich police have identified three people who were killed when their car crashed into a tree off Route 2.

Authorities said Thursday that the victims were 65-year-old Zhu Zhuo Rong, 62-year-old Zi Ming Zeng and 52-year-old Li Ying Xie. All three were Norwich residents.

Two other people in the car remain hospitalized with serious injuries. Their names haven’t been released.

Police say the cause of Wednesday morning’s accident remains under investigation.

The car went off the road and hit a tree just before 8:30 a.m. near the Preston town line. Authorities shut down Route 2 for about four hours while they investigated.

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