According to Linden Police, at approximately 3:35 a.m. on Sunday, police units responded to North Park Avenue on reports of a severe motor vehicle collision.
Police say officers arrived on the scene and located the first vehicle, a 2014 Honda Civic, on the bridge's northern side between E. Elizabeth Avenue and E. Linden Avenue. Both occupants of the car, a 24-year-old woman from Elizabeth and a 27-year-old man from Rahway, were ejected from the vehicle and sustained critical injuries result of the crash.
According to police, the man was transported to Newark University Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
The woman succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene, police said.
The driver of the second vehicle, a 21-year-old man from Harrisburg, PA, and two other passengers were transported to Trinitas Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Linden Police Traffic Bureau, and anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Inv. Pete Hammer at (908) 474-8505 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.