A Pittston man who survived a crash that killed three people in New Jersey on Saturday night is not facing criminal charges, police said.

Troy Chase, 43, of Pittston suffered minor injuries and was taken to Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey.

He was driving a 2003 Dodge Ram truck north on Interstate 287 in Bernards Township, New Jersey, when he stopped on the right shoulder to repair a cattle trailer he was towing.

At 10:32 p.m., Ravi Naik, 23, of Hillsborough, New Jersey, driving a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, struck the cattle trailer on the right shoulder, according to a news release from New Jersey State Police. After the collision, according to police, Naik parked on the right shoulder and left his vehicle.

Then a 2003 Ford passenger van carrying 13 people, also traveling north, driven by Xu Feng Ma, whose age and residence were not available from police, struck a guardrail, the cattle trailer and Naik, who was not in a vehicle at the time. The van veered across the northbound lanes and struck the left guardrail.

Naik and two unidentified passengers in the van were killed in the accident. Naik died at 11:35 p.m. at Morristown Medical Center. The two passengers, whose identities were not released by police, were pronounced dead at the scene at 1:40 a.m. Sunday. The names of those killed were not released pending notification of family, police said.

The van driver and 10 passengers in the van suffered injuries that were not life-threatening and were taken to local hospitals, according to police. Some cows were killed in the accident, while others were taken from the scene, according to police.

New Jersey State Police said the accident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.

The interstate was closed for several hours while police investigated. Bernards Township is about 30 miles from New York City.