Attorney general: 2 dead in Glen Ridge crash following police pursuit
Two people were killed in a car crash on Bloomfield Avenue in Glen Ridge, according to authorities.
The crash happened early Tuesday morning. The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General is investigating because the driver was speeding away from a Montclair police officer at the time. Officials say the driver lost control of the Hyundai Elantra and crashed into a tree. The car came to rest in a nearby park. A crane was needed to remove the vehicle.
The driver and the passenger were killed.
Bloomfield Avenue was closed for seven hours while police investigated and crews cleaned up the wreckage.
Officials have not yet revealed why the driver was fleeing from the police.
The names of those who died have not yet been released.