RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia Capitol Police are investigating a wrong-way crash in downtown Richmond that damaged three vehicles and sent two men to the hospital.
The driver of the car, identified by police as Rodolfo A. Caballero-Siler, 26, of Richmond, is now facing at least six warrants, including several for felony charges, after the crash.
The crash occurred shortly after 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, when police said Caballero-Siler was driving a car the wrong way on a one-way street, Seventh Street, and crashed into two other cars at the Main Street intersection. Police said the crash heavily damaged all three vehicles.
Witnesses told police they saw two men running from the suspect vehicle after the crash. Minutes later, Capitol Police searching the area found the two men limping up Eighth Street between Cary and Main Streets. Both men were taken into custody and driven to VCU Medical Center in an ambulance. Police said Caballero-Siler’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Capitol Police says the six arrest warrants obtained for Caballero-Siler in connection to the crash included three felonies: one count of hit and run, one of felony eluding and one of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or distribute. He also faces misdemeanor warrants of reckless driving, driving without a license and driving with altered plates. Police say he also has outstanding warrants in Colonial Heights.
Police believe the suspect car in this incident to be the same car an officer attempted to pull over for speeding through two red lights near Ninth Street and Broad Street. After police initiated a traffic stop, the car reportedly sped away. The officer decided not to chase the car, and reported seeing the car speed off, before turning into traffic on Seventh Street.