2 dead after police chase and crash in Glen Ridge, NJ

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
2 dead after police chase and crash in NJ
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Police are investigating a deadly crash in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

GLEN RIDGE, New Jersey (WABC) -- The New Jersey Attorney General's Office is leading the investigation after two people were killed when a car careened into a park in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, early Tuesday.

The Hyundai was apparently involved in a police pursuit and traveling eastbound on Bloomfield Avenue when it crashed into a park sometime before 5 a.m.

The car came to rest on a hill, next to the Glen Gazebo.

Two people were confirmed dead in the crash, which happened near the NJ Transit Glen Ridge train station and across the street from Ridgewood Avenue Elementary School.

The Attorney General's Office is leading the investigation because the crash involved a police pursuit.

Bloomfield Avenue, a main thoroughfare into Newark, was closed for the investigation.

DeCamp Buses advised that "due to police investigation, Bloomfield Ave will be closed between Ridgewood Ave and Hillside Ave in Glen Ridge. Buses will resume picking up at Broad and Liberty."

Two people died in a crash at the same location back November 2018.

That crash was also the result of a police chase.

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Derick Waller reports surveillance and cell phone video obtained by Eyewitness News shows the driver accelerating, pinning the woman.


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