Man pursued by Union City police dies in Jersey City crash

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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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