Two people are under arrest, two more suspects are still being sought and five Virginia state troopers suffered minor injuries after a police chase on I-95 in Northern Virginia in the predawn hours of Wednesday.
The Virginia State Police said in a statement that the Fairfax County police told them a car that had been reported as stolen in New York was heading south on the American Legion Bridge a bit before 5 a.m. and that when the county police tried to pull it over, it sped off at more than 100 mph.
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State troopers tried to slow the car down by surrounding it as it sped down the highway; around Exit 158, in Prince William County, the car rammed one of the police cars twice, the state police said, causing a chain-reaction crash among three state police cars, the police said.
Five troopers were treated and released at a hospital, the police said.
The southbound lanes of I-95 in Woodbridge were closed for about two hours. Rubbernecking led to two separate crashes that occurred in the main and Express Lanes going northbound.
The car, a Ford Fiesta, kept going. The state police said they found it in the parking lot of a restaurant about a half-mile away on Prince William Parkway, and arrested a 19-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man a little after 8 a.m. They didn’t release the suspects’ names, and said charges are pending.
The police are still looking for two men who ran off.
They added that a silver Honda Civic with Virginia license plate VHU-7931 was reported stolen about a mile and a half away on Paxton Street at about 7:25 a.m. They’re still working out whether that’s connected to the chase.
The police are asking anyone with more information to call them at 703-803-0026 or emailing email@example.com.
WTOP’s Colleen Kelleher, Acacia James and Mary DePompa contributed to this report.