UPDATE: Elizabeth Woman, Woodbridge Man Injured in Route 1&9 Linden Head-On Crash

Investigators are on the scene of a severe motor vehicle crash that occurred this morning.

According to a statement released by Linden Police officials, the crash happened just before 4:15 am when a 2008 Infiniti that traveled southbound on Route 1 struck a 2004 Ford Explorer as it made a left turn from the northbound side of the highway near South Wood Avenue.

Officials said both drivers, a 25-year-old woman from Elizabeth and a 29-year-old man from Woodbridge, were taken to Newark University Hospital with serious injuries.

Route 1 south was closed as a result of the crash. It is expected to be reopened shortly.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Inv. Miesko Niedziolka at (908) 474-8505.

IMAGE CREDIT: Linden Police Department