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Charges Filed in Violent Crash Involving Stolen Vehicle

DALE CITY, Va. — A Herndon woman now faces several charges after a police pursuit ended in a violent crash on Intestate 95 in Dale City.

Fire and rescue crews were called to mile post 156 on I-95 south early Tuesday morning after a van with several occupants ran off the road. Four of the occupants were ejected.

Today, Virginia State Police announced charges have been placed on the 22-year-old driver.

Here’s more in an unedited press release:

Virginia State Police has placed several charges against the driver of the Toyota Sienna that crashed early Tuesday morning on the Exit 156 ramp in Prince William County. Sonia E. Lopez, 22, of Herndon, Va., has been charged with DUI, eluding police and grand larceny. At this time, she is still recovering from injuries sustained in that crash and remains at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

The grand larceny charge stems from the Toyota Sienna she was driving having been reported stolen from a Herndon, Va., residence.

The investigation into the crash is still ongoing and additional charges are pending. The 15-year-old female passenger, who suffered the most serious, life-threatening injuries in the crash, is still being treated at Inova Fairfax Hospital.


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