High speed pursuit spans two counties, officer receives minor injuries

West Virginia

Ravenswood Police Department

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – A pursuit that occurred over the span of two counties in our region ended in a crash.

According to Ravenswood Police, the pursuit began when officers attempted to stop a vehicle near Speedway.

Police say the vehicle fled when an officer approached the vehicle. Officers pursued the vehicle to Silverton, where the suspect took I-77 southbound.

Deputies and the Ripley Police Department became involved in the high speed pursuit.

According to police, one Ravenswood Police cruiser crashed. The officer received minor injuries and police say he will be okay.

The suspect continued into Kanawha County and crashed near Tupper’s Creek. The suspect is under arrest and being checked at a hospital in Charleston.

West Virginia State Police and the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the pursuit.

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