(JTA) — Two men were killed when the SUV they allegedly hijacked crashed into a synagogue building in New Haven, Connecticut, following a police chase.
The 2005 Toyota Highlander slammed into Congregation Beth El Keser early Monday morning. The men allegedly had carjacked the vehicle shortly after midnight.
The synagogue sustained minimal structural damage, NBC Connecticut reported. No one was inside at the time of the crash.
New Haven Police told the local Fox News affiliate that the investigation has been turned over to the Connecticut State Police and the state attorney’s office.