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Police Investigate a Series of Hit-and-Run Crashes
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Police Investigate a Series of Hit-and-Run Crashes

From Virigina State Police:

ARLINGTON CO. – Virginia State Police are coordinating with Arlington County Police and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Police to investigate a series of hit-and-run crashes that occurred Monday morning (Dec. 13).

At 9:24 a.m., Virginia State Police Senior Trooper J.T. Johannes was called to investigate three hit-and-run crashes that occurred near the 70 mile marker in the westbound lanes of Interstate 66. A blue “SuperShuttle” van was headed west on I-66 when it twice sideswiped the passenger side of a Dodge Charger. The van then rear-ended a Chrysler Pacifica, which caused the Pacifica to run off the right side of the interstate and into a ditch. Next a taxicab was struck from behind by the van. The taxicab ran off the right side of the interstate and struck the guardrail.

The driver of the Pacifica and her 1-year-old daughter were transported by ambulance to Arlington Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The driver is a 33-year-old woman from Centreville. The driver was wearing a seat belt and the toddler was properly secured in a child safety seat.

None of the three individuals in the Dodge Charger was injured. The driver in the taxicab was not injured, either.

At 9:28 a.m., Virginia State Police Trooper B.G. Davis was dispatched to a hit-and-run crash that occurred in the westbound lanes of I-66 at the Dulles Connector Road/Route 267. A 2006 Mercedes C240 was rear-ended by the blue “SuperShuttle” van. The van failed to stop and got onto the Dulles Airport Access Highway.

The 47-year-old female driver from Alexandria was the only one in the Mercedes when it was struck. She was not injured in the crash.

Virginia State Police alone have charged Muhammed Teshale, 25, of the 4800 block of Kenmore Avenue in Alexandria, with one felony count of hit-and-run in Fairfax County. Additional state police charges are pending for the Arlington County crashes.

According to statements from witnesses and the van’s driver, the “SuperShuttle” was traveling westbound on I-66 between 90 and 95 mph.


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