Teen Involved in Police Chase Now Facing Murder Charge

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POWHATAN, Va. (AP) -- Police say a teenager involved in a police pursuit that resulted in a fatal crash has been charged with second-degree murder.

State Police spokesman Sgt. Stephan Vick tells media outlets that 18-year-old Andre T. Eanes faces multiple charges in several jurisdictions. In Powhatan County, Vick says Eanes has been charged with second-degree murder, grand larceny, and felony eluding a police officer.

State police say a trooper noticed a vehicle driven by Eanes going 79 mph in a 35 mph zone in the Cumberland Courthouse area Tuesday.

Officials say the suspect made a quick lane change and struck another car. The two occupants of the second vehicle were transported to a hospital. Authorities say 73-year-old Thomas R. Rutledge later died.

It isn't clear if Eanes has an attorney.



 
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