2 injured after police chase leads to crash at Williamsburg intersection

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — Two people were injured after a police chase led to a crash Wednesday afternoon in Williamsburg.

James City County Police said in a news release an investigator tried to stop a Nissan Pathfinder on VA-199 around 12:30 p.m. as a part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.

Police said the Nissan slowed due to stopped traffic at the intersection of John Tyler Highway, but then tried to go around the traffic and struck a Honda Odyssey before hitting a light pole.

Aaron Michael Williams. (Credit: Norfolk Sheriff’s Office)

The suspect vehicle caught fire following the collision, police said.

The driver of the Honda was taken to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. Their injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

The suspect, 28-year-old Aaron Michael Williams, of Newport News, was flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious but none life-threatening injuries.

Williams is charged with felony evade and elude in connection to the crash. He is also faced with charges from the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, where was held on other non-related charges, police said.

The Virginia Department of Transportation said all eastbound and westbound lanes on 199 were closed as a result of the crash.

Police said the narcotics investigation is ongoing. Virginia State Police is conducting an investigation into the crash.

Stay with WAVY.com for the latest developments.

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