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Head-On Crash Kills 78-Year-Old Man in Sparta

Sparta Township

Sparta police have identified the Ridgewood man killed Thursday afternoon in a head-on collision.

According to police, the driver of a 1999 Chevrolet SUV -later identified as Henry G. Clark, 78 - apparently experienced some type of medical emergency that caused him to cross the double line on Sparta Avenue where he struck a 2007 Saturn driven by Kristine Fullman of Newton.

Police responded shortly after 2 p.m. to the area of Fu's Chinese restaurant where they found Clark seriously injured.

He was transported to Newton Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver the Saturn, Fullman, was transported to Newton hospital with minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.