D.C. Chase Ends in Crystal City With Several Crashes

A chase that started as a traffic stop in Downtown D.C. ended in several crashes at a Crystal City, Va. gas station

By Mila Mimica and Jackie Bensen
|  Friday, Jul 12, 2013  |  Updated 11:19 PM EDT
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D.C. Police Chase Ends in Crystal City Crash, Two Injured

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D.C. Police Chase Ends in Crystal City Crash, Two Injured

A police chase that began in Downtown D.C. ended at a gas station in Crystal City, Va. where two individuals were hospitalized. News4's Jackie Bensen has the story.
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Two individuals were seriously injured following a police chase and crash at a Crystal City, Va. gas station.

U.S. Park Police Thursday evening tried to pull over a Dodge for a traffic stop in Downtown D.C.

"The units [Thursday] gave chase and lost it coming across the 14th Street Bridge," Lt. George Davis with U.S. Park Police told News4. "[Friday], they saw the same vehicle in the same area, and gave chase [again]."

The driver again did not pull over, and led police on a chase to Arlington County, Va.

The driver of the Dodge slammed into a Jeep at 23rd Street and Jefferson Davis Highway in Crystal City. The impact propelled the Dodge into a nearby Exxon station, where the car crashed into a gas pump.

The driver and two passengers ran from the scene, leaving behind a gun. News4's Jackie Bensen reported two arrests had been made.

Arlington County Police have been called in to help search for one suspect still on the lam.

A civilian was critically injured in the incident and was transported to GW Hospital. Another individual suffered serious injuries but is expected to be okay.

Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for more on this developing story.

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