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Driver – carrying gun – runs from Chesterfield Police after crash

Posted at 6:00 AM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 12:23:24-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Chesterfield Police are looking for a driver  who ran from a crash scene Wednesday morning following a police pursuit.

Officers first attempted to pull over the driver for a traffic infraction on Midlothian Turnpike, near Pinetta Drive, at about 2:20 a.m.

The driver did not stop.

"The vehicle subsequently entered onto Route #76 and began travelling south bound at an excessive speed," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson said. "The driver then wrecked his vehicle on the shoulder of the highway and fled in an unknown direction."

The driver, police said, was carrying a gun when he ran from the crash scene.

"The driver was described as a male wearing a red shirt, black pants, black hat and carrying a firearm," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson said.

Officers are still working to find him.

Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at (804) 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at (804) 748-0660 or via the P3 app.

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