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Update: Englewood Cliffs Crash Kills One Person, Critically injures Two Others

By kcora on
Englewood Cliffs

An overnight crash on the northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway in Englewood Cliffs is under investigation after it killed one person and critically injured two others.

Police responded to the northbound side of the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Englewood Cliffs - near the Sunoco gas station - for a report of a crash shortly after 2 a.m.

Upon arrival, officer found an overturned 1998 BMW with two occupants inside and a third incoherent back seat passenger outside the vehicle.

The front seat passenger was declared dead at the scene while the severely injured driver was pinned inside the car.

After approximately two hours, emergency crews extracted the driver and transported both surviving victims to Hackensack University Medical Center.

According to preliminary investigation, the driver lost control of the car after hitting a rumble strip on the left side of the road, sending car to the right shoulder of the road.

The BMW then struck the guardrail, a tree which ultimately caused the car to flipped over as it struck yet another tree.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, according to police.