1 dead, 2 hurt in high speed crash between taxi, SUV in New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- A yellow taxi and SUV collided in New Jersey Friday morning, killing one man and injuring two other people.

The vehicles crashed head-on at Kennedy Boulevard and Fairmount Avenue in Jersey City just before 4:30 a.m., flipping the SUV.

That collision happened right in front of a church and was so loud it woke neighbors.

It appears there were two people inside the SUV, and emergency crews had to extricate at least one of them.

A 35-year-old man died from his injuries, while a 32-year-old occupant of the SUV is in critical but stable condition.

The 47-year-old driver of the taxi suffered serious injuries and is also listed in critical but stable condition.

The vehicles collided at a high rate of speed, and neighbors say it is a very dangerous intersection.

'I'm shocked, I can't believe it," neighbor Kathleen McCauley said. "It's a very busy intersection, bad intersection. There are accidents often."

Drivers were urged to avoid the area, and the investigation is ongoing.

* More New Jersey news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
* Follow us on YouTube
Copyright © 2021 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.