SHAMONG — State Police have confirmed three people died in a stolen vehicle that crashed in the Tabernacle section on Monday afternoon following a short chase by troopers.

The three were killed in the crash around noon about three miles from Seneca High School.

Police said they were dispatched to Pic-a-Lilli Inn on Route 206 on a report of a 1999 green GMC Yukon.

Police say they saw the car driving north on Route 206. Troopers turned around to chase the vehicle, which they say was driving erratically at a high rate of speed.

"Troopers followed the vehicle for a short distance before the driver lost control of the SUV and ran off the side of the road.  The vehicle then struck a utility pole and became engulfed in flames," State Police said in a statement Tuesday.

Police did not say how fast the vehicle was going or provide more details. The names of the people who died were not released Tuesday.

According to 6ABC Action News, which cited unnamed police sources, the woman in the car was pregnant.

Helicopter footage showed one of the vehicles involved, an SUV, wrapped around a utility  pole on its side.


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