Police seek person who crashed stolen car into Newark church

Authorities in Newark are searching for a person who crashed a stolen car Sunday into the Community of Chapel Ministries. Authorities in Newark are searching for a person who crashed a stolen car Sunday into the Community of Chapel Ministries.
NEWARK -

Authorities are searching for a person who crashed a stolen car Sunday into a church in Newark.

Authorities said that around 3:17 p.m., a stolen Nissan Altima struck the Community of Chapel Ministries on Hawthorne Avenue. Nine people were inside the church at the time. Officials said two were taken to Beth Israel Hospital for evaluation and released.

The driver of the stolen car fled prior to the arrival of police and firefighters and no description of the individual was provided.

An investigation into the incident continues.

Anyone with information about the driver or crash is asked to contact the Newark Police Department by calling the 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-695-8477 or 1-877-695-4867. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

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