A driver in a stolen SUV suffered life-threatening injuries Friday night in a high-speed chase and crash on Interstate 495 in Springfield.
At 10:06 p.m., troopers located a stolen Audi Q5 SUV traveling south on I-495 near Little River Turnpike/Exit 52, state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.
When one of the troopers activated his lights and sirens to initiate a traffic stop, the SUV driver refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated. As the Audi continued south on I-495 it rammed a state police vehicle and then took Exit 169/Springfield at approximately 90 mph.
The driver lost control and the stolen SUV ran off the side of the ramp, struck a concrete column and overturned, Geller said.
The driver, a 29-year-old Connecticut man, was taken to Fairfax INOVA Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation. Charges are pending.