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ELIZABETH, N.J. – A vehicle crashed and caught fire during a police pursuit early Friday morning.

A car crashed during a police pursuit on Oct. 14, 2016. (PIX11)

A car crashed during a police pursuit on Oct. 14, 2016. (PIX11)

The chase began around 4:30 a.m. in Union and ended near Morris Avenue and North Broad Street in Elizabeth, officials on scene said. Police would not disclose why they initially pursued the vehicle.

Three people, two men and a woman, were inside the vehicle when it crashed and caught fire.

The vehicle's roof appeared to have been sawed off in an apparent attempt by officials to help the occupants flee.


The condition of those involved was not known.

One of the occupants is suspected of having thrown an unknown object from the vehicle during the pursuit, on-scene officials said. It is not known if that object has been located.