State Trooper Shoots Driver Following Chase and Crash on I-95 in Delaware County - NBC 10 Philadelphia

State Trooper Shoots Driver Following Chase and Crash on I-95 in Delaware County

The ordeal began around 1:30 p.m. when a Pennsylvania State Trooper tried to pull over a 2002 Ford sedan on I-95 southbound at mile marker 8.2 in Chester City for traffic violations

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    1 Person Shot During State Police-Involved Crash in Chester

    At least one person was shot during a crash involving a vehicle and a state trooper's SUV.

     

     

    (Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019)

    A State Trooper shot a driver in the leg following a chase and crash on I-95 in Delaware County, Tuesday afternoon, investigators said.

    The ordeal began around 1:30 p.m. when a Pennsylvania State Trooper tried to pull over a 2002 Ford sedan on I-95 southbound at mile marker 8.2 in Chester City for traffic violations.

    The driver of the vehicle, a 29-year-old man from Modena, Pennsylvania, failed to stop, leading to a chase, police said.

    The driver exited off of I-95 at Exit 3 to Highland Avenue. He then allegedly traveled on the ramp and over the median before attempting to make a u-turn. 

    The trooper used his patrol vehicle to try and block the man from re-entering the highway, causing a crash. After both vehicles came to a final rest, the trooper fired his weapon, striking the man in the lower leg.

    The man, who investigators said was wanted out of Chester County for a probation violation connected to a forgery charge, was taken to Crozer Medical Center. Police have not yet revealed his condition.

    State Police and the Delaware County District Attorney's Office are both investigating the incident.

    The incident shut down the Highland Avenue exit ramp, causing backup in the area. It was later reopened.