Suspect car in abduction flees Newport News police then crashes, catches fire in Hampton

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HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Police are investigating after a vehicle fled from Newport News officers and later was involved in a two-vehicle crash and car fire in Hampton Wednesday night.

Newport News police said they received information about a possible abduction involving a female and a male known to her around 8:20 p.m.

She was able to get out of the vehicle at 34th Street and Roanoke Avenue. She sustained injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.

Officers saw the vehicle a block over near 34th Street and Orcutt Avenue and tried to stop the vehicle. It continued, and officers began a pursuit.

The pursuit was ended after the car entered Hampton.

Hampton police said the call reporting the crash came in around 8:30 p.m.

Police said the crash happened in the area of 50th Street and Aberdeen Road. The vehicle that fled from officers caught fire after the crash.

The driver that had been involved in the pursuit sustained injuries, but they are not considered life-threatening.

Hampton police spokesman did not have information on why Newport News officers were pursuing the vehicle, but said they didn’t believe the officers were actively in pursuit when the crash happened.

Newport News police said charges are pending against the driver involved in the pursuit.

The investigation is still underway.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates.


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