Fatal Car Chase Kills Correctional Officer In Newark

Kimberly Dole
August 24, 2019 - 6:09 pm
Newark police vehicle

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NEWARK, N.J. (WCBS 880) -- A veteran correctional officer is dead after being struck by the driver of a stolen vehicle in Newark, police say.

Authorities say that Officer Omar Martin was killed early Saurday morning after robbery suspects fleeing Hillside, New Jersey police crashed into the vicitm's car.

The vehicle crossed into Newark where the victim's car was t-boned.

EMS officials pronounced Martin dead at the scene.


Two people in the fleeing vehicle were taken to area hospitals and are expected to survive, state officials said.