The driver of a vehicle that reportedly caused a multi-car crash in Newark this evening has been taken into custody by police after he fled the scene immediately after the collision.
Police have not released many details regarding the incident, but this is how we are calling it preliminarily, at approximately 6:50 p.m., the driver of a white pickup-truck caused a major collision that involved as many as four cars near the entrance and exit ramps of I-280 near First Street.
The driver of the truck then sped away from the scene with a good Samaritan following closeby.
According to reports, the good Samaritan was able to corner the possible intoxicated driver near the intersection of Newark and Warren streets where Rutgers Police took the suspect into custody.
Back at the crash scene, emergency responders and police rushed to the scene where they found the severely damaged vehicles with at least one person suffering critical injuries.
That victim has rushed the short distance to University Hospital where doctors are now treating their injuries.
NJ State Police have taken over the investigation and had Rutgers Police transport the suspect back to the crime scene.
Expect delays in the area as police have an active and ongoing investigation near the I-280 ramp at this time.
That intersection is closed.
**UPDATE 7:35 PM:** NJ State Police has taken the driver into custody. The passenger inside the suspect's vehicle will be transported to the hospital for observation. You are going to want to avoid the area. This is an active crime scene.