HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Virginia State Police trooper was taken to the hospital and four minors were arrested following an armed carjacking chase on I-95 ending in a crash Thursday night.
Chesterfield Police identified the minors in custody as a 17-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy, a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy.
Chesterfield Police started investigating the carjacking after they got a call for a robbery at the Colonial Ridge Apartments 20 minutes before the police chase started.
Authorities said the owner of the car, a 26-year-old man, said he entered a vacant apartment with the 17-year-old girl he knew. Soon after, the three teen boys entered. One of them was armed with a knife and the other two each had a rod, police said.
Police said the three teen boys took the 26-year-old man’s phone and the keys to his Cadillac sedan. The teens fled the scene in the vehicle with the female, authorities said.
The female and three juvenile suspects immediately left the apartment complex and headed north on I-95. Police notified other law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the car.
That’s when VSP spotted the black Cadillac sedan traveling north on I-95 in Richmond and a chase started.
Troopers attempted to stop the sedan near Brook Road using activated emergency equipment, but instead of stopping the Cadillac sped up and started speeding over 100 mph.
A trooper was able to catch up the Cadillac and the sedan spun to the left lanes of I-95. A trooper vehicle in the left lane was struck.
“As the Cadillac was coming to rest, another trooper attempted to avoid the spinning vehicle but clipped it, then struck the first trooper,” VSP explained. No other vehicles, including VSP vehicles, were involved in the crash.
The state trooper was a treated at the hospital for injuries but has been released.
The 17-year-old girl was charged with robbery, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony and possession of a stolen vehicle.
The three boys were charged with robbery, abduction, assault, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony and possession of a stolen vehicle.
All four are being held at the Chesterfield Juvenile Detention Home.
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