2 officers remain 'critical' following fatal wrong-way crash

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Posted: Mar 21, 2015 6:02 PM
2 officers remain 'critical' following fatal wrong-way crash

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey police officers remain hospitalized in critical but stable condition, a day after they were injured in a wrong-way crash in New York City that killed another officer and a friend.

Investigators have applied for a warrant to test the driver's blood-alcohol level following the crash early Friday on the West Shore Expressway in Staten Island. But a New York Police Department spokesman said Saturday he did not know if the warrant had been approved or executed.

Authorities say the four men were headed home from a strip club when their car drove the wrong way down the highway and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer. The officers were off-duty at the time.

Authorities say the 27-year-old driver and a 23-year-old passenger remain in critical condition. Both men are officers with the Linden police department.

Another Linden officer and a 28-year-old friend were killed.