ELIZABETH – A man who allegedly carjacked a vehicle in Elizabeth Monday night was killed in a crash as he attempted to flee police, authorities said.
The man approached a 21-year-old woman driving a Cadillac Eldorado at a Lukoil gas station on the corner of Spring and East Grand streets, police said. He threatened her with a gun and stole her car, fleeing southbound on Route 1&9, police said.
About 20 minutes later, officers spotted the stolen vehicle and pursued it. The car crashed into another vehicle at the corner of West Grand and Standist streets, police said.
The driver, identified as 40-year-old Marcellus Williams of Linden, was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been released from state prison in March 2008 after serving a five-year sentence on weapons possession charges, authorities said.
Two passengers were treated for minor injuries and are charged with receiving stolen property, police said.
The driver of the other vehicle refused medical treatment, according to police.
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