Car Chase Through Northern Virginia Ends in Crash in Southeast DC

A police chase that started in Northern Virginia came to a violent end when the car being pursued crashed on a highway ramp and flipped over.

Now D.C. police say they are looking for two suspects who ran from the wreckage, after police took one man into custody after the crash.

Those suspects were wanted after Fairfax County police said several suspects stole an unknown amount of merchandise from a Sunglass Hut at 1961 Chain Bridge Rd. in the Tyson's Corner Center shopping mall. 

Virginia State Police said they began to pursue the vehicle in Tysons, Virginia, and chased the car to the Maryland border on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge across the Potomac River.

Fairfax County police said the car being chased by Virginia State Police was involved in that theft in Tysons.

Maryland State Police were alerted to the chase, but did not respond because the car quickly entered the District, where the car crashed at the Interstate 295 exit for Malcolm X Avenue.

Police used K9 units to search for the two people who bailed from the scene.


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