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Trooper injured in police chase involving carjacking suspects

Posted at 6:19 AM, May 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-21 08:07:02-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A multi-city police chase to capture suspects involved in an armed carjacking left a Virginia State Trooper injured Thursday night.

Chesterfield Police said it all started around 10:30 p.m. when dispatchers received a call about a robbery and carjacking in the 2600 block of Mangowood Drive.

Four juvenile suspects allegedly took the victim's car keys, cell phone and wallet before taking off. Police said they were able to track the victim's cell phone to chase the suspects down.

The police chase headed up Interstate 95 North. That's when State Police got involved.

Troopers attempted to stop the Cadillac sedan around milemarker 81, but the car continued to flee reaching speeds over 100 mph, according to State Police.

One of the trooper made contact with the vehicle near the overpass for Route 698, which led the Cadillac to spin out into the left lane.

State Police said the second trooper was unable to stop their car in the left lane to avoid the spinning Cadillac and ended up clipping it before the hitting the first trooper's car.

One trooper was reportedly taken to Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville for treatment of their injuries and has since been released.

The crash caused a mile-long backup on 95, but that scene has since cleared up.

State Police said the four suspects are in custody and none were injured during the police chase.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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