ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Police say charges are pending after a driver led a state trooper on a pursuit and ended up crashing in southwest Roanoke overnight.
According to Virginia State Police, the trooper initiated a traffic stop shortly after 12:45 a.m. on Monday, July 19 for a reckless driving violation.
Authorities say the vehicle was heading south on I-581, but when the trooper activated his emergency lights and sirens, the vehicle sped off at a high rate of speed, leading to a pursuit.
The vehicle reportedly took the Elm Avenue exit before crashing minutes later at the intersection of Elm Avenue and Ferdinand Avenue SW.
Police say the female driver was brought to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
The overnight incident is still under investigation, but as of this writing, charges are pending, according to Virginia State Police.
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