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Secret Service investigating crash on interstate near DC

Secret Service investigating crash on interstate near DC
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Two people were injured after a driver fled from a U.S. Secret Service officer before eventually crashing into an oncoming car in Northern Virginia, the agency said Sunday.

The pursuit began when a Secret Service Officer sought to pull over a vehicle driving the wrong way on I Street NW in Washington, the agency said, according to a statement posted on Twitter by an NBC Washington reporter.

Instead of stopping, however, the driver reportedly exited onto Interstate 66 traveling westbound in the eastbound lane, according to the statement. The driver then collided with another vehicle traveling eastbound, before fleeing the scene on foot.

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Law enforcement has not apprehended the driver.

A passenger in the suspect vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken into custody and transported to a hospital. The driver of the impacted vehicle also sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital, the statement reads. 

Neither of the injured individuals have been identified.

Arlington County Police are the lead investigators on the case and are being assisted by the Secret Service. 

The chase and subsequent crash closed down traffic lanes on Interstate 66 at Lee Highway near Rosslyn, Virginia, early Sunday morning. Lanes reopened at around 7 a.m., according to NBC Washington.