Mystery Surrounds Man's Death in Fauquier County Chase, Crash

State police trooper's vehicle struck during investigation

A 24-year-old man who died overnight following a high-speed chase and crash in Fauquier County may have been shot.

The Fauquier County Sheriff's Office pursued Corey M. Chamberlain on a chase Monday night that ended with Chamberlain driving off the road near Route 17 and Marsh Road, overturning several times and being thrown from the vehicle, police said.

Chamberlain was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he died.

Virginia State Police were called to investigate, and early Tuesday, the hospital told them Chamberlain was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, prompting investigators to return to the site of the crash.

At 5:22 a.m., with several state police vehicles in the northbound lane of Route 17 with their emergency lights on, a man drove off the road and struck a state police vehicle, police said.

The driver, 55-year-old Joseph R. Jenkins of Midland, was not injured but has been charged with DUI and failure to move over for stopped emergency vehicles, police said.

The trooper in the state police vehicle that was struck was taken to Fauquier Hospital with minor injuries.

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