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UPDATE: Two Killed After Car Crashed into Tree in Edison

By rlsmetro on

Middlesex County authorities reported today that a fatal crash in Edison is under investigation.

Officials say at 10:17 p.m., Tuesday, officers responded to the southbound lane of Route 1 in the area of Jeff Street following the report of a crash.

Upon their arrival, authorities located one vehicle containing four occupants that had struck a tree.

The driver of the vehicle, Mr. Ziyad Elsaedi, 21, of North Plainfield, and the car's front passenger, were transported to a nearby hospital along with two other critically injured passengers.

Elsaedi and the front passenger, whose identity is being withheld pending notification to their next-of-kin, were later pronounced dead at the hospital. 

The investigation is active and continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Captain Dominic Masi of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7400 or Detective Paul Kelley of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office at (732) 745-3330.