Police chase ends with crash of stolen Range Rover on Route 17 in Saddle River

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Friday, December 8, 2023
Police pursuit ends in crash in Saddle River
Suspects were taken into custody after allegedly leading police on a chase and crashing in Saddle River.

SADDLE RIVER, New Jersey (WABC) -- Two teens were arrested after a stolen car crashed and overturned on northbound Route 17 in Saddle River, New Jersey.

It happened at East Allendale Road just before 4:30 a.m. Friday.

Police say a group of teenagers stole a Porsche and a Range Rover from a garage in Wycoff.

The teens in the Range Rover led police on a chase before hitting a utility pole and flipping the vehicle on Route 17.

Authorities say two 15-year-olds got out and tried to make a run for it before they were arrested. They face several charges including burglary and theft.

The teens who stole the Porsche managed to get away.

Route 17 was closed in both directions for the cleanup.

Further north in Ramsey, about five miles away in an unrelated incident, a pedestrian was fatally struck on southbound Route 17 at Airmount Avenue.

The car involved remained on the scene.

The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld pending further investigation.

The southbound lanes of Route 17 were closed for the investigation into the crash in Ramsey.

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