A 13-year-old boy died in a police chase after a carjacked 2000 Jaguar he was a passenger in hit a utility pole in Irvington late Sunday.
Zion James of Newark and three other teens approached the driver of the Jaguar Sunday afternoon in Irvington, said Police Director Joseph Santiago. One of the alleged carjackers "jumped in his car" and another suspect came in with a handgun, Santiago said to The Star-Ledger.
CBS New York reported that police saw the Jaguar that had been carjacked earlier in the day, and tried to question the driver who sped away. The chase went through East Orange and Newark and then returned to Irvington, with speeds reaching 70 miles per hour in a 25 MPH zone.
The Jaguar hit another car, a tree, and the utility pole after about a 10-minute chase.
James of Newark was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to 7online.com. Other riders in the car were a 17-year-old from Irvington, and 15- and 14-year-old boys, both from Newark. Police say they found a handgun in the car.
The names of the teenagers arrested were not disclosed because they were juveniles. The driver of the Jaguar has not been identified.