Officials at The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has taken over the investigation into a crash that killed a teenaged girl and injured several members in her family late Tuesday night in Newark’s East Ward.
According to a brief statement released by authorities, the violent collision happened at approximately 9:30 p.m., when Newark Emergency Responders rushed to the intersection of **[McCarter Highway and Chestnut Street after receiving reports of a crash with injuries](https://www.rlsmedia.com/article/multiple-victims-injured-mccarter-highway-two-car-crash-newark)**.
Upon arrival, police found a damaged vehicle with a family trapped inside.
Police say they found another car, involved in the collision, engulfed in flames but unoccupied.
Rescue crews worked frantically to remove the victims from the car, which reportedly included Lindsay Cecaido, 13, her mom, a small child, and an adult male.
Police say all of the victims were rushed to the hospital, where doctors later pronounced Lyndsay dead The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed with RLS Media.
Her mother remains in the hospital in serious condition.
Officials said Lyndsay was a student at Oliver Street School in the city's Ironbound section.
Essex County Prosecutor's Office officials have not confirmed the cause of the crash at this time.