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.

CBS New York's 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 mussing 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.