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UPDATE: 22-Year-Old Newark Man Severely Injured in East Orange Parkway Crash

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The NJ State Police are looking into the cause of a crash that severely injured a Newark resident Sunday morning. 

According to Spokesman Trooper Marchan, NJ State Troopers responded to a crash at 12:58 am on the Garden State Parkway south milepost 148.2, East Orange. 

Trooper Marchan said that based on a preliminary investigation, a Honda CRV and Mercedes passenger car were traveling south on the Garden State Parkway.

In the area of milepost 148.2, the two vehicles impacted traveled through the right guardrail and overturned.

According to Trooper Marchan, as a result of the crash, the driver of the Mercedes, a 22-year-old man from Newark, sustained severe injuries.  

The driver and passenger of the Honda sustained minor injuries. There were no confirmed reports that the two drivers were racing. 

Trooper Marchan said the crash remains under investigation.