By: Jeff Sommes
Elizabeth Police were hot on the trail of a carjacked vehicle, a grey Hyundai Santa Fe bearing the New Jersey license plate B81-SWX.The incident initiated a search across city limits as authorities worked to track down the stolen vehicle before 2 a.m.
The car was spotted within Elizabeth, but the driver defied police orders to stop, leading to a high-speed chase. The pursuit continued into Newark, where, for a time, the police lost sight of the vehicle.
However, the car was later found unoccupied in the area of Avon Avenue and Shanley Avenue.
There were no injuries reported in the course of the chase.
The incident remains under investigation.