BRIDGETON, N.J. (WPVI) --A 21-year-old man killed in a crash in Cumberland County has been identified.
It happened around 9 p.m. Friday in front of the unit block of East Broad Street in Bridgeton.
Police say a Lincoln Town Car slammed into a utility pole, trapping Devonte Brooks inside.
The Lincoln was involved in an accident earlier when it struck a Bridgeton police officer and fled, police say.
The trooper, who was in a marked vehicle with lights flashing and sirens on, attempted to stop Brooks' car.
But the suspect failed to stop and a pursuit began.
Officials say the officer lost sight of the car and ended the pursuit.
Police say sometime later, troopers were informed Brooks' car crashed after traveling at a high rate of speed.
He apparently lost control and struck a utility pole.
Brooks, of Millville, New Jersey, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.