Saturday, August 20, 2011

Police Chase Leaves 2 Dead In N.J.

Two men were killed in a collision in New Jersey early Saturday morning after they were being chased by the N.J. State Police.

The two men died after their car collided with another vehicle at 15th Avenue and Bergen Street in Newark. The two men killed were 24-year old Zafir Abdul Rahman of East Orange and 29-year-old Qaadir King of Newark.

According to police the two men were driving in a 1996 Acura and were traveling at a high speed headed east on 15th Avenue. The car them hit another vehicle that was traveling north on Bergen Street.

The Acura hit three parked cars, burst into flames and flipped over at the intersection of 15th Avenue and Hunterdon Street. Police say Rahman was ejected from the vehicle.

Both Rahman and the King were pronounced dead at the scene.

The two men in the Acura were pursued on the Garden State Parkway for speeding by the state police. Police say the vehicle exited the parkway at exit 144 Irvington and the police chased the vehicle on 15th Avenue before breaking off the pursuit near South 8th Street.

According to witnesses, the state police they were not pursuing the vehicle at the time of the collision.

The driver in the other car, who was an unidentified female, was taken to University hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

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