Detectives for The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are looking for the driver and a passenger who fled the scene of a crash that killed a man inside their vehicle Friday morning.
The three-vehicle collision happened near the intersection of Bergen and Avon Avenue shortly before 2:45 a.m.
Police arrived and found three vehicles, the Nissan Altima that lost control and struck a Chevy Tahoe on Bergen Street, after being struck by an eastbound BMW on Avon Avenue around 2 a.m.
All of the cars were heavily damaged after colliding near the intersection.
Authorities say the Nissan had severely injured Mr. Tahir Knox, 23, of Newark inside.
Knox reportedly was the rear-seat passenger when the driver and front-seat passenger ran from the car immediately after the crash.
He was pronounced dead a short time later, after being rushed to University Hospital The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed.
At least one other person suffered a severe leg injury, but they are expected to survive.
The suspects remain at large and are being sought by police.