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Court records show driver in Dinwiddie chase had a criminal record

DINWIDDIE, VA (WWBT) -

All lanes of Route 1 are now open following Wednesday morning's fatal crash in Dinwiddie County.

Portions of Route 1 were closed after one man died and a passenger was injured in a high speed police chase.

State troopers say speeds reached more than 100 miles an hour when the car crashed into a utility pole near Sycamore Drive. The crash closed Route 1 and knocked out power for hours.

State troopers say the driver killed in the crash is 19-year-oldl Daniel Flexon. NBC12 looked up his name in Colonial Heights Circuit Court records and found out he has a criminal record.

The car Flexon was driving crashed into a utility pole and knocked out power to the neighborhood.  The courthouse, the library and local businesses like Temple Automotive worked with no electricity for hours.

"The telephone pole was broken in three pieces," says shop owner, Derrick Temple.

State Police say a sheriff's deputy tried to pull Flexon's car over for speeding when he took off.  Investigators say he lost control.

"It had the imprint of the telephone poll and apparently the car had wrapped itself around the pole," says Anna Lewis who lives near the crash scene.

Troopers say Flexon died at the scene. His passenger, Raymond Scott Jr., was flown to the hospital.

NBC12 looked through circuit court records and found a number of charges against Flexon in 2010 when he was 16-years-old. The charges include grand larceny and breaking and entering. It says Flexon pleaded guilty and the prosecutor tells us Flexon was just released from the Department Of Juvenile Justice in December.

For the people who live and work around here, the crash and the loss of life is unfortunate.

"People really drive way too fast through here all the time," says Temple.

The prosecutor says while serving time at the DJJ, Flexon did earned his high school diploma and had a good reputation.

The crash is still under investigation.

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