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Stolen car hits 100 mph in West End pursuit

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Posted at 12:45 PM, Sep 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-10 12:51:29-04
Police on scene after West End crash (PHOTO: Ashby Paca)

Police on scene after West End crash (PHOTO: Ashby Paca)

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Virginia State Police are looking for information about a driver who hit 100 mph during a two-minute police pursuit in Henrico’s West End.

Troopers clocked a 2009 Toyota sedan at 93 mph while it was in a 55-mpg zone along Interstate 64 west near the Broad St./Glenside Dr. exit around 2:15 Monday morning. The car, trooper said, had been reported stolen in Richmond.

When police tried to pull over the car, the driver sped up to 100 mph and exited onto Parham Rd., according to police.

The driver soon lost control of the car, hit a utility pole near Mayland Dr. and ran off.

Despite using a police airplane and state police K9, officers were not able to find the driver.

Three passengers in the car suffered minor injuries, according to police. State police said the investigation remains “on-going.”