Airport shuttle probed in crashes
[This post has been updated]
Multiple police agencies are investigating several Monday morning crashes that allegedly involved a "SuperShuttle" airport van. Virginia State Police say they have charged Muhammed Teshale, 25, of the 4800 block of Kenmore Avenue in Alexandria, with one felony count of hit-and-run in Fairfax County. Additional charges are pending.
Virginia State Police, Arlington County Police and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police are coordinating efforts into a review of the accidents.
According to Virginia State Police, a trooper was called to investigate three hit-and-runs at 9:24 a.m. that occurred on Interstate 66 westbound near mile marker 70. Police said the SuperShuttle van "twice sideswiped the passenger side of a Dodge Charger," "rear-ended a Chrysler Pacifica" and struck a taxi from behind. Both the taxi and the Pacifica ran off the road, with the taxi striking a guardrail and the Pacifica ending up in a ditch, police said.
Authorities said the 33-year-old driver of the Pacifica and her 1-year-old daughter were transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. None of the other individuals were injured, police said.
Another trooper was dispatched to a hit-and-run on I-66 westbound near the Nutley Street exit at 9:28 a.m., police said, where a Mercedes was rear-ended by the van. The 47-year-driver of the Mercedes was not injured, police said.
The Virginia State Police said statements from witnesses and the van's driver report that the SuperShuttle was traveling between 90 and 95 mph on Interstate 66.
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