ALPINE - Prosecutors say a suspect in an attempted sex assault died in a crash in Alpine this morning after speeding off from an attack.
The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office says two men picked up a woman in New York City to drive her home to The Bronx, but instead drove over the George Washington Bridge to New Jersey. The driver then allegedly got out of the car along the Palisades Parkway in Fort Lee and attempted to sexually assault the woman.
A Good Samaritan interrupted the attack, and police say the driver got back in the car and sped off. Sometime later the vehicle crashed into a tree in Alpine, bursting into flames.
Investigators do not believe anyone was chasing a car that crashed into a tree and burst into flames today in Alpine.
Both the woman and the male passenger were taken to a hospital. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.