2 dead after cars slam into Newark home, police say

NEWARK, N.J. — Two people are dead after cars collided into a home in Newark early Friday, police said

At about 5:23 a.m., authorities responded to a crash along Bergen Street and Madison Avenue in Newark involving a collision.

Two occupants were entrapped and were pronounced dead at the scene, police say.

Two teenage boys stole a car out of Elizabeth and drove it into Newark when it collided with another car at a high-rate of speed before crashed into the house, according to Newark Mayor Ras Baraka.

Their identities have not been released.

The vehicles also struck a parked car and two light poles, police said.

The house has been deemed structurally unsafe, and three families have been displaced, officials said. Water and gas have been shut off.

The cause of the collision is under investigation.

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