Bystander killed in chain-reaction crash during police pursuit

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A woman who was crossing a street in Newark Saturday night died after a chain-reaction crash involving a vehicle that was being pursued by police.

According to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, it happened around 10:45 p.m. Saturday.

Prosecutors say two males in a Jeep Cherokee had allegedly carjacked the driver of a Ford Taurus at gunpoint in East Orange. The Jeep, which was believed to have been involved in an earlier shooting, was spotted by Newark police, and officers pursued the vehicle.

Prosecutors say the suspects' vehicle crashed into another driver on South 14th Street, pushing that vehicle into parked cars. They say a woman who was crossing the street became pinned between two parked cars.

The woman, 29-year-old Priscilla Goday, of Newark, was rushed to University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made in the case.

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