Man fleeing from police crashes in North Plainfield

New Jersey news from Eyewitness News

December 28, 2013 11:03:46 AM PST
A man who was fleeing from police in a stolen car was killed when the car crashed into a concrete barrier on a northern New Jersey highway.

North Plainfield police tell that the pursuit began just after 11 p.m. Friday, when an officer saw the speeding car improperly pass another vehicle on Watchung Avenue.

When the officer activated his overhead lights, the car took off but soon hit the barrier dividing the eastbound and westbound lanes of Route 22.

The driver, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported, and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The car involved in the crash had been reported stolen out of Newark, but further details were not disclosed.