- Associated Press - Sunday, February 19, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A police chase of a stolen car in Newark ended in a fiery head-on crash that injured two city officers and a person in the car.

Authorities say the pursuit began shortly before midnight Saturday, when state police saw the car that had been reported stolen in Fairfield. The vehicle was being sought in connection with a recent a shooting and several robberies and carjackings in Essex County.

Several law enforcement agencies and a Newark police helicopter took part in the pursuit, which ended when the car crashed head-on into an unmarked Newark police vehicle. Four people in the car - two men, a woman and a 16-year-old girl - were captured at the scene.

The injured officers and the suspect were all treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries.


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