GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities say a young Fluvanna County boy took his parents’ car on a joyride early Tuesday morning on Interstate 64 before striking another vehicle and eventually crashing on the highway.
Around 8:15 a.m., the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from concerned foster parents of two boys, ages 10 and 7, in the Wilmington area of Fluvanna County.
His parents told police that when they awoke, they discovered that their two foster children were gone as was their car, a black Lexus. They added that they thought the boys may have taken their car to the Shenandoah Valley to see their dog.
Virginia State Police later located the vehicle on Interstate 64 east in Goochland County after a driver reported it to be driving erratically. The driver followed them to Gum Springs, where the juveniles struck the caller’s Nissan Rogue and then continued onto I-64 before eventually crashing in the median.
No injuries were reported in the crash.
The juveniles, who stated they were going to Virginia Beach, were taken into custody and taken back to their home.
Steve Parrish from Andrew Parrish Towing was called to the scene of the crash to tow the cars away.
“I saw two young kids by the guardrail,” said Parrish. “I’m thinking they’re in the car, I’m looking for adults to get out…it ain’t no adults, it’s the two young kids. And they was walking just like nothing had ever happened.”
Parrish shared with 8News that he had never seen anything like this.
“I never seen a 10-year-old, 16 and 17 I seen do that, never a 10-year-old!”