RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police is searching for a driver who ran away after being caught stealing a vehicle, leading police on a high-speed chase and crashing into a tree.
Around 2:36 a.m., VSP troopers ran the license plate of a black 2004 Volkswagen sedan and the vehicle was labeled as stolen. Troopers initiated a traffic stop with lights and sirens when the stolen vehicle took off at a high rate of speed, according to police.
The vehicle lost control, overturned and struck a tree on Jennie Scher Road in Richmond.
The driver ran away and was not apprehended. The passenger of the vehicle was taken to VCU Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by police.