Wanted Roanoke man flees from traffic stop in eastern VA, ends up in hospital with ‘serious injuries’

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Courtesy: Southampton Sheriff’s Office

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A traffic stop on Route 58 in Drewryville in eastern Virginia ends with a Roanoke man in hospital after fleeing from the scene.

Officials say at 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday morning, a Southampton County Deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation near Barham’s Hill Road on Route 58, east of Emporia.

The driver, who is not being identified at the current time, was stopped by deputies who were subsequently informed that he was wanted out of Roanoke for shooting into an occupied dwelling.

When deputies approached the vehicle, the driver proceeded to leave the traffic stop.

After approximately one mile, as deputies were catching up to the vehicle, it drove through the median, crossed over both eastbound lanes and into the woods.

Multiple EMS crews responded to the scene to safely remove the injured individual from the crash.

He was flown to VCU with serious injuries.

No other individuals were involved, nor was anyone else injured.

The man’s identity is not being released due to the extent of his injuries and until family members have been contacted.

Southampton County deputies continue to investigate the incident.

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