Police Say Montgomery County Man Who Was Racing on Highway Attempted to Flee and Crashed Into Two Other Vehicles in Virginia Early Sunday Morning

Stock photo of I-395 by VDOT

At approximately 12:16 am early Sunday morning (March 31, 2024) Virginia State Police troopers were alerted to two vehicles attempting to race along I-395 southbound in Fairfax County. The driver of one of the two vehicles is 19-year-old Kennedy W. Mejia Medina, 19, of Silver Spring, who attempted to flee and crashed into two other vehicles while doing so.

According to Virginia State Police,  officers “attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but both vehicles refused to stop. One vehicle exited at Edsall Rd, while a second a Toyota Camry sped away in the southbound lanes of I-395. A pursuit was initiated.

As the Camry attempted to get away, it “split the lane” and tried to drive between two other southbound vehicles. The Camry collided with both causing them to both lose control and crash near Exit 2 for Edsall Rd.. Meanwhile, the Camry continued on a short distance before finally coming to a stop.

The driver of the Camry, Kennedy W. Mejia Medina, 19, of Silver Spring. Md., and a passenger were transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  State police charged Mejia Medina with eluding police, racing that results in an injury, damage to property and taillight violations.

Victims in the other two vehicles were transported also transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.”

Virginia State Police tells us that the incident remains under investigation.

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