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Multi-vehicle crash after police chase in Northeast DC

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Several cars crashed and several people were taken to the hospital after a high-speed police chase happened just after 6 p.m. Wednesday on South Dakota Avenue in Northeast D.C.

Witnesses say police were chasing two suspects in a black Ford Expedition.

This is still an active investigation, but sources have told FOX 5 the chase started in D.C. near Sheriff Road and Eastern Avenue when police said the suspects in the black SUV were wanted for impersonating police officers.

Rico Richardson and Carlos Turner were at the stop light at the intersection of 20th Street and South Dakota Avenue just seconds before the crash.

"I could hear cars coming from one direction, but I couldn't see them at the time and I told my partner to stop the car," said Turner.

"When I stopped, the black truck came up out of nowhere," said Richardson. "He swerved from hitting me." 

At that point, they say the black SUV hit a Toyota Corolla, then hit a Cadillac and then a Reston limo bus.

Ed Davis was right behind the limo bus. 

"When [the suspects] ran into the limousine, they hit the Cadillac and the limousine at the same time," said Davis. "The impact was so tremendous, the limousine went back so many feet striking my car."

Michael Keeley was in the batting cage on a baseball field nearby when he heard the noise.

"I saw the cars crash and spin around, and then police came and started going towards the black SUV," said Keeley.

"That's when the police jumped out, pulled their guns and started breaking windows out of the car," Richardson said.

Police said the two suspects in the black SUV that caused the crash have been taken into custody. Charges are pending against the suspects.


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