A man accused of committing a carjacking in Newark New Jersey died after he was involved a car accident during a police pursuit.
The deceased suspect was an 18-year-old male from Newark, NJ. According to Essex County NJ authorities, the suspect was one of three individuals who stole the motor vehicle, a Mercedes Benz, in Newark and then drove away.
Newark New Jersey cops got to the scene and chased the suspects. The high-speed pursuit eventually ended in a crash into a utility pole on Holland Street, with the teenage driver being thrown through the car.
Paramedics took the victim to nearby University Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. The other two suspects, a 20-year-old Newark male and a 21-year-old Newark NJ male, were arrested at the scene of the accident.
The other suspects face criminal charges for receiving stolen property, eluding police, and resisting arrest.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Carjacker Killed During Police Chase Identified as Teen.”