100-mile-per-hour pursuit ends in deadly crash

Posted at 9:25 AM, Feb 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-13 11:26:14-05

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - One person was killed and another injured in a crash following an early-morning pursuit that reached speeds of 100 miles per hour, according to Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Molnar.

Molnar said the chase started when a Dinwiddie deputy tried to pull over a car for speeding. The driver did not stop and drove off at speeds that reached 100 miles per hour, Molnar said.

The driver eventually lost control of the car, ran off the road and hit a pole along Route 1 at Sycamore Drive around 3:30 this morning. Route 1 in that area remains closed.

The Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office is helping state police with the investigation.

The name of the driver has not yet been released.

CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil reported the Dinwiddie Sheriff's Office, Courthouse and County Administration Bldg all running on generators because the accident took out power poles.