A juvenile was charged after he engaged police in two separate pursuits on Monday that resulted in a crash in Front Royal.
The juvenile boy is from Shenandoah County, Warren County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Robert Mumaw said by phone on Wednesday.
The boy was charged with felony hit and run, two counts of felony eluding and traffic violations. More charges may be coming from the Sheriff’s Office and state police, Mumaw said.
Around 4:30 p.m. Monday, a deputy with the Sheriff’s Office observed a Mercedes traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Riverton, a news release states.
The deputy attempted to stop the Mercedes on a traffic violation in the area of the Route 522 Park and Ride, and the driver refused to obey and yield for the deputy, the release states.
The Mercedes crossed a concrete traffic barrier into the opposite lane of travel where it struck an occupied vehicle, failed to stop and then continued eastbound onto Interstate 66, the release states. No injuries resulted from that crash, Mumaw said.
The Mercedes continued to accelerate and reached speeds of 130 miles per hour, Mumaw said, and the deputy lost sight of the vehicle and ended the pursuit.
Local citizens began calling the county’s 911 center to report a Mercedes driving recklessly, passing dangerously across the double yellow lined roadway on John Marshall Highway traveling into Front Royal, the release states. Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to that area and located the Mercedes.
Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle again, but the driver of the Mercedes took off at a high rate of speed onto Leach Run Parkway, the release states.
The pursuit ended near the intersection of Sixth Street and Manassas Avenue, the release states.
The Mercedes hit four parked vehicles before colliding with another vehicle that was occupied by two females, state police Sgt. Brent Coffey stated by email. One of the females was transported to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Coffey added.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office was aided by Warren County Fire and Rescue and Front Royal police, the release states.