4 males flee stolen car after police pursuit at HRBT, crash in Ocean View

Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A brief police pursuit on Interstate 64 ended in a crash in Ocean View Monday night in Norfolk.

Virginia State Police said a trooper assigned to the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel work zone received a hit on their license plate reader for a stolen Dodge Caliber SUV around 7:34 p.m. Monday.

The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver continued driving, fleeing eastbound on Interstate 64.

They turned on to the 4th View exit ramp in Norfolk and then turned on to Ocean Avenue. They continued driving at a “high rate of speed” until the vehicle hit a 2008 Mitsubishi Galant from behind at the intersection of West Ocean Avenue and Granby Street.

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During the crash, the vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a guardrail. Four males exited the stolen Dodge and fled in multiple directions.

Police were not able to apprehend the four males, however, they located a firearm and ammunition inside the Dodge.

The Mitsubishi was occupied by just one person, the male driver. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The scene had cleared by 9:25 p.m.

Those with information can submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, downloading the P3 tips app to a mobile device, or visiting www.P3tips.com and submitting a tip.

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