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Police: Car chase ends with man crashing, jumping over wall and falling 25 feet on the Beltway

Virginia State Police was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle when it was crashed and perp jumped the jersey wall and fell approximately 25 feet.
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Suspect has to be rescued after running from Virginia State Police.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — A suspected car theft turned into a rescue when police had to save a man on I-495 in Fairfax County on Wednesday.

Virginia State Police was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle when it was crashed and perp jumped the jersey wall and fell approximately 25 feet, according to officials. 

The crash happened around 7:45 p.m., with the chase beginning near the Van Dorn Street exit and ending at U.S. Route 1 in Alexandria, police said.

The suspect was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital for life-threatening injuries, and a trooper also had to be taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

Traffic was impacted for a significant time due to the rescue and police presence.

WUSA9 will update this story with more information as it is released by law enforcement. 

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