NEWARK – Two people were killed when their car was struck by a stolen car which caught fire after the impact early Thursday morning.
The stolen Dodge Charger hit an Acura at the intersection of West Runyon and Elizabeth Avenue in Newark around 4:35 a.m.
The impact killed Felix Valdez, 47, of Islip, New York, and a woman, according to Acting Essex County District Attorney Theodore N. Stephens II. The identity of the woman killed has not yet been confirmed by the police.
Video obtained by ABC 7 Eyewitness News shows the Charger catching fire and skidding in the street after impact. When the Charger pulled over, another car pulled over and two people got out and picked up two people who were inside the Charger.
The impact of the crash ejected the battery from one of the vehicles into a nearby 7-Eleven, according to ABC 7 Eyewitness News.
Three women hospitalized
Stephens said three women from the Charger were taken to University Hospital for treatment and were in stable condition as of Friday afternoon. Two men fled.
Stephens said the charger was later reported stolen from Union.
No charges have yet been filed in the crash.
Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]
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