Man pursued by Union City police dies in Jersey City crash

Authorities say a man being pursued by Union City police was killed in an afternoon crash in Jersey City.

Man pursued by Union City police dies in

Man pursued by Union City police dies in Jersey City crash

JERSEY CITY - Authorities say a man being pursued by Union City police was killed in an afternoon crash in Jersey City.

NJ.com reports two others suffered injuries in the crash, including a passenger in the vehicle being pursued. It occurred just before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday on Paterson Plank Road.

Police say officers with the Union City Narcotics Task Force observed a drug deal involving the vehicle, which sped off without warning after police identified themselves.

Officials say the driver was killed when his car veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a box truck.

The injured passenger, a 41-year-old man, has been upgraded to stable condition after being transported to a hospital in critical condition.

Police say the 44-year-old man driving the box truck suffered minimal injuries.

An investigation is ongoing.

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