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Virginia Beach teen seriously hurt during high-speed chase with state police

NEWPORT NEWS — A Virginia Beach teenager was seriously hurt Sunday after crashing a stolen car during a high-speed chase with the state police.

A Virginia State Police trooper reported trying to stop Diondre Rayquan Fears, 18, around 7:30 a.m. because he was speeding at 92 miles per hour on I-64, near J. Clyde Morris Boulevard.

Fears was driving a 2013 BMW that was reported stolen from Richmond, according to a VSP news release.

Fears didn’t stop, continuing to drive east at more than 115 miles per hour. He got off the interstate in Hampton and crashed into an empty van parked in front of the Crown Plaza Hotel, police said.

The crash caused Fears to get trapped in the car. He was badly injured and taken to Riverside Hospital, the release states.

Fears is still in the hospital. Police have taken out warrants for his arrest, and charges are pending upon his release.

Mayfield can be reached at adrienne.m@wydaily.com.

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