TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) _ Two men born on the same day in the same city were killed in a traffic accident while celebrating their first meeting, authorities said Friday.

Police in Taitung, 150 miles southeast of Taipei, said Lee Hsi-lung and Lai Yun-kun, both born in Taitung on June 25, 1973, died when their car smashed into the rear of a truck Thursday. Three other people in the car were seriously injured.

Police said Lee and Lai were introduced to each other earlier Thursday at a party arranged by mutual friends.