Virginia State Police vehicle crashes, catches fire during chase in Chesterfield

  • Source: WWBT-TV NBC 12 Richmond
  • Published: 01/22/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEOS: A Virginia State Police vehicle crashed and then caught on fire during a police chase in Chesterfield on Thursday evening. VSP said that around 5:50 p.m., a trooper pulled over a 2009 Mitsubishi Galant for expired registration on Interstate 95 north of Willis Road. The driver of the Galant initially pulled over, but when the trooper got out of his patrol car, the driver drove off and headed north on I-95. The driver went north on Chippenham and then took the exit for Strathmore Road. While on Strathmore Road, the Galant struck a patrol vehicle twice. “In the 6600 block of Strathmore Road, a Virginia Trooper made contact with the fleeing Galant in an attempt to conclude the pursuit. The trooper ran off the road to the right striking a fence,” VSP said in a release. The patrol vehicle sustained damage to the fuel line, which resulted in it catching on fire.


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