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DEVELOPING: Two-Car Crash Kills Two on Route 1&9 in Linden

By rlsmetro on
Linden

Authorities in Union County are investigating a crash that killed two males in Linden Tuesday night. 

According to Linden Police, at approximately 11:30 p.m. on units responded to the intersection of Route 1 and the Phillips 66 Domestic Sales entrance on reports of a severe motor vehicle collision. 

Fatal crash

Police said a preliminary investigation determined that a 2017 BMW sedan was traveling north on Route 1 when it collided with a 2004 Mazda sedan, making a U-turn from Interstate 278. 

Police say the Mazda then collided with a 2002 Honda SUV and continued off the roadway.

The two male occupants of the Mazda were pronounced deceased on the scene.

Fatal Crash

According to police, the occupants of the BMW, one male and one female, were both transported to Newark University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The driver of the Honda, a male, was also transported to Newark University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Linden Police Traffic Bureau.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Inv. Ryan Zaccaro at (908) 474-8505 or via email at rzaccaro@lpdnj.org.