ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY (UNF NEWS) – The Attorney General’s Office is investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred on December 10, 2023, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Two people, an adult male and female, sustained fatal injuries. Their identities are not being released at this time. According to the preliminary investigation, patrol officers from the Elizabeth Police Department responded to a call, received at approximately 5:42 a.m. on December 10, reporting the sound of gunfire in the area of Fourth and Center Streets in Elizabeth. Responding officers briefly followed a vehicle of interest, which then collided with a taxi at the intersection of Grand Street and Routes 1 and 9. The taxi driver and sole passenger of the taxi were killed. Two of the three occupants of the other vehicle were arrested and later hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The third individual exited the car, left the scene on foot, and remains at large. A 2019 law, P.L. 2019, c. 1, requires the Attorney General’s Office to conduct investigations of a person’s death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the decedent is in custody. It requires that all such investigations be presented to a grand jury to determine if the evidence supports the return of an indictment against the officer or officers involved. The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is also investigating potential criminal conduct pertaining to the fatal accident and events preceding it. The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.

By Kyle Mazza

I have photographed and reported on several concerts, galas, press conferences and special events since I was 8-years-old. I am the holder of a New York City Press Credential, Maryland State Press Credential and White House Press Credentials. I cover President Joe Biden, covered Former President Donald J. Trump and at other times candidates for President including then Former Vice President Joe Biden while he campaigned, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren and others. I took part in overseas trips with Former President Trump as part of the White House Traveling Press. I have also covered Former President Barack Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama. I have covered events in Canada including events with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau such as the Visit of Vice President Mike Pence and Prime Minister Trudeau in Ottawa and other high-profile events such as the Open Government Partnership and the 2020 Presidential Debate with Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald J. Trump in Nashville, Tennessee and the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate with Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have covered several entertainment and red carpet events including the 2016 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC and the Z100 JingleBall Announcement Event with Daya and Charlie Puth in New York, NY in 2016. I have also covered two Miss America Pageant's and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020 in New York, NY. Other notable events that I have covered include the Democratic National Convention in 2016 and the Visit of Pope Francis to New York, NY in 2015. Follow me on Twitter @KyleMazzaWUNF and on Instagram @KyleMazzaWUNF.