GLEN RIDGE — At least two people are confirmed dead, after a car went down an embankment and into a wooded area Tuesday morning.

A Hyundai heading east on Bloomfield Avenue in Glen Ridge went airborne and into a wooded area at the intersection with Ridgewood Avenue around 5 a.m., according to ABC 7 Eyewitness News. It landed next to a gazebo in the park across from Ridgewood Avenue Elementary School.

Essex County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Katherine Carter confirmed two people died in the crash. She said the incident began in Montclair as a pursuit but referred additional questions to the state Attorney General's office.

Bloomfield Avenue is closed in front of the school approaching Ridgewood Avenue.

RLS Metro Breaking News reported several people were inside the car.

Video from the crash shows the car on its side with heavy damage with the windshield shattered and the roof sheared off.

DeCamp buses are not picking up at the YMCA in Glen Ridge due to the road closure.

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