Car crashes into Newark house, 2 dead
NEWARK — A car hit the side of a house early Friday morning leaving two dead.
Helicopter video shared by CBS New York on its Facebook page showed a red minivan and an overturned vehicle at the home on Bergen Street at Madison Avenue around 5:30 a.m.
Essex County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Thomas Fennelly confirmed two people were dead at the crash scene which was the result of a crash but did not disclose additional details. Police told ABC 7 Eyewitness News the car and mini-van collided and hit a parked car before slamming into the house. Engineers have determined the home is structurally sound, according to their report.
A resident of the home told the station he saw a "fireball" under the air, grabbed his children and ran out of the house.
The helicopter footage showed a number of first responders and police could be seen at the scene.
The house appears to have been damaged on the corner with a missing window and a separated drain pipe.
Police told RLS Metro Breaking News at least two utility poles were also taken down in the incident and a weapon was found on the ground.
Bergen Street was closed between Avon and Clinton avenues because of the crash.
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