NEWARK, N.J.—Police say a compact car packed with 10 people crashed in New Jersey's largest city, injuring everyone inside, including a mother and her two young children who sustained life-threatening injuries.

Newark Police Detective Eugenio Gonzalez says the Dodge Neon struck a tree south of downtown at around 1:30 a.m. Monday. Gonzalez says all 10 people were trapped inside the vehicle after the crash.

Police say the mother and two of her children, ages 1 and 2 years old, are in critical condition.

Police have not released the victims' names.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.


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