Franklin-County-UpdateFrom Virginia State Police:Boones Mill, Va. – Virginia State Police is searching for the 15 year old driver which led police in a pursuit Wednesday evening in Franklin County.

On Wednesday February 10, 2016 at 9:04 pm, Trooper C. N. Lynch observed a white Chevrolet Impala enter his RADAR in the town of Boones Mill.  The vehicle was traveling north on Route 220 at a speed of 67 mph in a 45 mph zone.  As the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle it sped away.  The trooper followed at a safe distance as the vehicle continued in a reckless manner.  Just after the vehicle crossed into Roanoke County, the vehicle lost control and struck a 1992 Honda Accord in the rear.  The 2001 Chevrolet then ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned.

The 2001 Chevrolet Impala was driven by a 15 year old male juvenile which fled the scene on foot.  There were four passengers in the Chevrolet.  Allen Wayne Wright, 19, of Wirtz, VA, Amber Marie Smith, 18, of Roanoke, VA, Kevin Rashawn Townes, 18, of Rocky Mount, VA and a 17 year old male juvenile.  All the passengers were transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for injuries from the crash.

The 1992 Honda Accord was driven by Aaron Lee Chance, 23, of Boones Mill, VA.  Mr. Chance was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured.

The Virginia State Police used police K-9’s and Virginia State Police Aviation to search for the 15 year old male driver which fled the scene.  He was believed to be armed with a small hand gun, but is believed not to be a threat to the public.  He was wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans and was not wearing shoes.

The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team and the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called to assist with the investigation.

Any information that the public may have regarding the whereabouts of this subject, please call State Police Dispatch at 1-800-542-5959.  The crash remains under investigation.