Virginia mother, daughter fatally struck by Jeep speeding away from police

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PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia mother and daughter have died after being struck by a driver who was trying to escape police, authorities said.

Christi Noelle Jarratt, 42, and Kaitlyn Jarratt, 25, both died as a result of injuries suffered in a collision Saturday, June 27, in Petersburg, police told The Progress-Index. The mother was killed instantly, and the daughter died later at an area hospital.

The incident started when a Prince George officer clocked a Jeep driving at 115 mph and began pursuing the vehicle. As the officer was attempting to catch up with the Jeep, he saw it cross the yellow line and crash head-on into two other vehicles, authorities said.

Multiple other people were injured and taken to local hospitals, according to a Petersburg police statement.

Investigations are ongoing into the pursuit and the crash. Charges are pending against the driver of the Jeep, according to the newspaper.

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