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Suspect still at large following Eastbound I-66 crash, police chase

A crash has shutdown eastbound I-66 at Lee Highway/Rosslyn. All traffic is being directed off of I-66 at exit 73. File. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)

WASHINGTON — Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that hit another car while being chased by a Secret Service officer on Interstate 66.

In a news release, Secret Service said one of its uniformed officers saw a vehicle driving the wrong way on I Street Northwest and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver wouldn’t pull over.

The driver of the vehicle then got onto I-66 traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes.

Shortly after, the suspect’s vehicle hit another vehicle that was traveling in the right direction, but the driver of the suspect’s car was able to leave the scene on foot and remains at large.

A passenger in the suspect’s vehicle suffered nonlife threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital before being taken into custody.

The driver of the vehicle that was hit by the suspect was also taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries.

The eastbound lanes on I-66 were closed for a little more than hour as a result of the crash.

Secret Service said it will continue to support the investigation, but the Arlington County Police Department will be the lead agency in the investigation.

“This incident resulted in no impact to White House security operations or any Secret Service protectee,” the agency said in its news release.

A map of where the crash happened can be seen below.

WTOP’s Sarah Gibson contributed to this report.


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