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State Police investigate Virginia Beach multi-vehicle crash involving State Police vehicles

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Posted at 11:07 PM, Jun 07, 2020

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia State Police are investigating a crash that involves several vehicles, including State Police vehicles.

According to officials, the crash occurred Sunday around 7:40 p.m., near Northampton Boulevard and Burton Station.

Troopers say they initially attempted to stop a white 2014 Ford Escape for reckless driving that was traveling on Interstate 64 eastbound at the 281 mile marker.

Police say the driver was weaving and straddling the line between the middle and left lane at a speed of 45 mph.

When the trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle sped up to 80 mph and attempted to elude the Trooper.

The failed traffic stop resulted in multiple vehicles, including trooper's vehicles, being struck.

The vehicle exited the interstate at Northampton Boulevard and sped towards Military Highway.

As the vehicle approached the intersection of Sewells Point Rd and Northampton Blvd., the suspect vehicle struck a 2002 Acura and a 2016 Kia before making a U-turn back toward the northbound lanes of Northampton Blvd.

The suspect placed the vehicle in reverse, at the intersection of Northampton and Halstead Avenue, striking a State Trooper vehicle, and speeding off again.

According to police, the suspect then struck several more vehicles in the process, including a 2016 Lexus sedan, 2010 Audi sedan and a 2017 Toyota SUV.

The suspect made contact with the troopers patrol vehicle again before coming to a stop at Burton Station Road, where he was finally taken into custody.

Police say, there were no injuries reported and the incident is under investigation at this time.

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