2 teens in stolen SUV killed in crash; vehicles strike home
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two teenage boys riding in a stolen SUV were killed when the vehicle collided with a car in New Jersey’s largest city, a crash that sent both vehicles careening into a house.
The accident in Newark happened about 5:30 a.m. Friday.
Authorities say that after the crash the two vehicles struck a parked car, two light poles and then the house. The SUV then overturned and burst into flames. No one inside the house was injured.
The two teens were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names have not been released.
Authorities say the SUV was stolen in Elizabeth, but further details about the theft were not disclosed.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Newark police.