HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Three people have been charged after a police chase that started at the Varina Enon Bridge and ended in Doswell near Kings Dominion Sunday evening.
According to a release from Virginia State Police, troopers noticed a Toyota sedan heading north on I-295 at the Varina Enon Bridge. The vehicle was radared going 120 mph in a 70 mph zone. A traffic stop was initiated just north of the bridge around 3:20 p.m.
Michael West, 24, of Washington D.C., was charged with reckless driving, felony eluding and leaving the scene of a crash along with other traffic charges. West was driving the Toyota.
Tavon B. Mcleese, 27, of Washington D.C., and Kobe K. Quick, 21, of Washington D.C., were charged with obstruction of justice. The charges are in Hanover County.
The Toyota initially complied with police and pulled over. As the trooper exited the patrol vehicle, authorities said that the Toyota sedan speed off.
Police then engaged in a pursuit.
State police said the Toyota drove north from I-295 to I-95 and exited the interstate on Route 30 (Kings Dominion Boulevard) in Hanover County and made a left on Doswell Road.
The vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a tree after what seems to be a failed attempt at navigating a curve.
One of the four vehicle occupants, a passenger, was detained after the crash. The other three suspects left the scene on foot. Police later identified them as West, Mcleese and Quick.
The detained passenger was checked out on scene by EMS crews but declined to be taken to the hospital, according to state police.
Authorities searched for hours for the suspects. At around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, VSP told 8News they had been charged.