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Man fatally shot by State Trooper after a vehicle pursuit and crash on I-664 that left another woman dead

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Posted at 7:06 PM, Nov 06, 2021

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A man was fatally shot by a Virginia State Police trooper after a vehicle pursuit and crash that left another woman dead, officials say.

According to Virginia State Police, an incident took place at the 18.9 mile marker, south of US-58E Exit 13B.

Around 5 p.m., Newport News Police advised State Police that their officers were attempting to pull over a white 2007 Chevrolet sedan that was traveling south on I-664 toward Suffolk.

When entering Suffolk, State Police then took the lead, with NNPD assisting the state trooper. Officials say the suspect's vehicle never exceeded the posted speed limit.

As the vehicle approached the exit ramp from I-664 to Route 58, the suspect vehicle and the trooper's vehicle made contact, causing both vehicles to run off the road in opposite directions.

The suspect's vehicle ran off the road into an embankment and overturned in the tree line near Route 58. The driver fled the scene on foot into the tree line. A female passenger, Amity Jo Grey, 47, was located at the crash and police say she died upon impact.

The trooper found the driver, Brian Michael Price, 45, walking along the westbound lanes of the Route 58 underpass below I-664.

The trooper approached the man on foot and an altercation took place during which officials say the trooper was assaulted by the male driver.

The trooper then shot the man. Officers quickly detained him and rendered aid. Officials say he died from his injuries at the scene.

The trooper was treated at the scene for minor injuries. In accordance with state police policy, the trooper has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

On Monday Newport News Police released more information saying their officers attempted a traffic stop on the white sedan in reference to an aggravated assault, suspected abduction and suspected DUI in the area of Hogan Drive and Jefferson Avenue. "The vehicle failed to yield for police multiple times and proceeded to the interstate where the Virginia State Police took over," they said.

The entrance ramp was closed and detours were put in place.

State Police is encouraging any witnesses to contact the Virginia State Police at (757)424-6800 or at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

News 3 will bring you more details at 11 p.m.