BREAKING NEWARK NJ: Fatal Crash Reported in Newark's South Ward

There is a large crime scene established in a neighborhood in Newark's South Ward as police are on the scene of a crash with fatal injuries reported.

According to preliminary reports, police closed off a large area around the vicinity of Bergen Street between Clinton and Avon avenues at approximately 5:30 a.m. to investigate a crash at the intersection of Madison Avenue.

Upon arrival, they observed injured occupants inside a vehicle that crashed into a pole then struck a house according to reports.

At least one person was confirmed dead from unspecified injuries inside the vehicle. A weapon was reportedly found at the location.

The investigation is in the very early stages and The Essex County Prosecutor's Office will take the lead on this incident.

We will update as soon as we receive official word from The Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

UPDATE 6:22 A.M. Two dead