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Teen in hospital after police chase stolen van on I-95
A teen is in the hospital after police say he tried to ram two police cars with a stolen van before it overturned on Interstate 95 in Spotsylvania County Sunday morning.
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According to Virginia State Police Sgt. Thomas Molnar, troopers attempted to stop a white Dodge multi-passenger van around 9:30 a.m. at the 119 mile marker on I-95 near the Caroline and Spotsylvania county line.
Molnar said the van was speeding while traveling north and had been involved in a hit-and-run at the 104 mile marker near Carmel Church in Caroline.
Troopers received a “be-on-the-lookout” alert for the van after the accident and were searching for it when it was spotted in Spotsylvania, he said.
A pursuit was initiated when the driver refused to stop for a trooper, Molnar said.
As the van continued driving north on the interstate, Molnar said the van tried to ram a trooper’s vehicle causing the trooper to run off the road and strike a guardrail. The van rammed a second trooper’s vehicle at the 128 mile marker, he said.
The driver then lost control of the van and overturned on the highway, he said.
The driver, a 15-year-old male, was transported to Mary Washington Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Molnar said further investigation revealed that the van was stolen from Chesterfield County earlier Sunday morning.
The interstate had been shut down in the Massaponax area for about an hour and was reopened by 10:30 a.m.
No troopers were injured in the pursuit.
The case remains under investigation and charges are pending against the teen, Molnar said.