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Driver leads State Police on high-speed chase before crashing in Caroline Co.

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Virginia State Police said "charges are pending" against the driver who led a trooper on a high-speed chase along Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 1 before crashing Thursday evening. 

According to VSP spokesperson Corinne Geller, the situation unfolded along I-95 in Spotsylvania just before 5 p.m Thursday as a trooper monitored traffic in the area. During their patrol, a 2010 Mercedes traveling north was clocked on the trooper's radar at 85 m.p.h.

That trooper pulled onto the Interstate and activated his lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the Mercedes. 

The driver, who has not been identified by police, refused to stop and sped away at a high rate of speed. The car then exited the highway at Exit 118 and continued along U.S. Route 1, speeding southbound at speeds "in excess of 100 m.p.h."

Police said the driver then lost control of his Mercedes, ran off the left side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned.

The male driver and two male passengers were taken to Mary Washington Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Troopers report that no other vehicles were involved in the crash and that state police are continuing their investigation. 

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