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BREAKING NEWARK: Two Newark Residents, Irvington Man Dies in Route 22 Crash


Newark –Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that resulted in three deaths.

Police say on at approximately 11:11 pm a Cadillac CTS was involved in a single car crash on Route 22 that resulted in the death of Ms. Taylor Hill, 19, Mr. Kamal Johnson, 18, both of Newark and former Dance Major’s at Arts High School.

Both were passengers in the vehicle and both were pronounced dead at the scene.

A third male victim, Mr. Nashawn Brooks, 20, of Irvington was transported to University Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 11:57 am today.

Two females in the car, including the 19-year-old driver, sustained life threatening injuries. They are hospitalized in critical condition.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

The preliminary investigation indicates that speed does not appear to be a factor in the crash officials said.