Toddler Dies After Crash Involving Stolen Car

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Essex County prosecutors say a Newark toddler struck by a car that was rammed by a stolen vehicle fleeing police has died from her injuries.

Fourteen-month-old Zoe Jackson sustained head trauma in Thursday night’s accident and died Saturday afternoon at University Hospital.

Prosecutors say police had been pursuing a Jeep occupied by two juveniles wanted for a robbery and shooting earlier that day. But the pursuit was soon ended for safety reasons.

A short time later, the Jeep was speeding the wrong way down a street when it hit a Cadillac. The Cadillac then hit Jackson, her 40-year-old aunt and the woman’s 10-year-old son, who were all in a crosswalk. Those two and the Cadillac’s driver were not seriously injured.

The two juveniles, ages 16 and 17, face numerous charges.

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  • kendra

    they are goig to feel how it is to take someone,d life in the way that they did i hopw and pray this terrible terrible accident might finally deterre them from doing anymore harm to someone else…everything happens for a reason good or bad…

  • Acrowley

    they should be tried as adults for what they did to baby Zoe andfor the shootings that occured but the police souldnt have been chasing them either so they should be held accountable too!

  • vy

    Shooting and a stolen car.
    These 2 should be charged as adults.
    Adult crime, adult charges.
    And yes, accidental death cause by the actions of a criminal in the process of committing a crime, should be a charge of murder.

  • thor's hammer

    for justice sake these 2 felons need to be tried as adults. robbery & a shooting earlier in the day before the death of a toddler. regrettably they’ll probably only be charged with manslaughter, when it should be murder. hopefully new jersey has a joint venture statute. you punks are lucky i wouldn’t be on the jury.

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