Authorities Investigate Fatal Crash in East Orange

July 10, 2014 at 7:41 AM

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Police Chief William Robinson announced that authorities are investigating a motor vehicle collision in which three people were killed Wednesday evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:50 p.m. on South Grove Street near the intersection of Central Avenue in East Orange.

The preliminary investigation indicates that one vehicle, a Toyota 4-Runner was traveling south on South Grove Street when it collided with a Nissan Maxima that was northbound on South Grove Street. The Nissan Maxima . was occupied by three adult males, all of whom were killed in the crash. The Toyota was occupied by two adult females, who were transported to University Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The vehicles involved in the crash came to rest near an occupied NJ Transit bus, which was not involved in the collision.  Several passengers on the bus were treated for minor injuries, which occurred when the bus stopped.

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The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Vehicular Homicide Unit of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, according to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly of the Prosecutor's Homicide Unit. The identities of the victims are being withheld pending notification to next of kin. The investigation is continuing and no charges have been filed at this time, according to Fennelly.

NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

THOMAS S. FENNEL

CHIEF ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR

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