Patrick Co. pursuit ends in fatal crash
PATRICK Co., Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened Thursday afternoon during a car chase.
The crash happened while the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office was pursuing the vehicle.
Police say the incident happened just after 4 p.m. on Route 8, at the intersection with Ashby Drive.
VSP says the vehicle was a stolen 1987 Jeep Commanche. The driver of the Jeep was traveling southbound on Route 8 and attempted an abrupt turn onto Ashby Drive, ran off the right side of the road and down a steep embankment, according to police.
The driver, Joseph Lee Eugene Duncan, Jr., 28, of Galax, was not wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene.
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