HIGHLAND PARK - Highland Park police are investigating a car crash that killed a 6-year-old boy on Saturday afternoon.
The crash happened at the intersection of Route 27 and Columbia Street in Highland Park.
Witnesses say a mother, her young son and another child were walking along the sidewalk when a car hit a concrete-lined trash can, which then hit her son.
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The victim's mother is listed in critical condition at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
The 21-year-old driver has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault.