But Herring sped off and officers followed him into Newark, said Paul Loriquet, a spokesman for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.
Herring's vehicle soon collided with another car driven by a 35-year-old Elizabeth woman, whose 6-year-old daughter was in the back seat. All three were taken to University Hospital, where Herring died around 4 a.m.
The woman and her daughter, whose names were not released, remained hospitalized Sunday in satisfactory condition, Loriquet said. But further details were not disclosed.
Loriquet did not know what prompted the traffic stop. He said the prosecutor's office would review the incident, which is standard policy.