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Drivers of Two Stolen Mercedes Cause Four-Vehicle Crash in West Orange


WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two drivers racing in two stolen Mercedes Benzes caused a four-car crash on Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange last week, but eluded capture after a late-night chase, according to a police report.

One of the victims in the crash was taken to Saint Barnabas Medical Center with minor injuries, the report states.

The speeding vehicles were spotted on May 5 around midnight by an Essex County Sheriff’s Officer on Pleasant Valley Way.

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Authorities had already been notified by Verona police that two cars were racing on Lakeside Avenue, heading toward West Orange, the report states.

Only one of the vehicles, a 2016 silver Mercedes Benz stolen from an Essex Fells resident, remained at the scene after the crash. The driver fled on foot, and was last spotted on Whitman Street, the report states. 

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