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Two arrested after accident with police vehicle

Devon Markee Byrd. Source: Richmond PD Devon Markee Byrd. Source: Richmond PD
Japorium Antonio Straughter. Source: Richmond PD Japorium Antonio Straughter. Source: Richmond PD

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – A Richmond police officer was sent to the hospital early Sunday morning after being injured in an accident.

Around 1:15 a.m. police say an officer was responding to a call near the intersection of 20th Street and Brauers Lane.

That's when police say a fast moving car neglected to stop at a stop sign and collided with the squad car.

Police say the two people inside that car fled the scene.

Additional officers were called and, after a brief search, the suspects were found.

Devon Byrd, 21, and Japorium Straughter, 18, were arrested and face felony hit-and-run charges.

Police say the injured officer was taken to VCU Medical Center with broken ribs and leg injuries but is expected to survive.

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