Suspect identified, warrants obtained in wrong-way I-66 Secret Service chase crash


The suspect who authorities are still looking for after leading a Secret Service uniformed division officer on a wrong-way car chase in D.C. and I-66 in Northern Virginia before crashing into another vehicle has been identified.

Secret Service said Monday that the suspect driver has been identified as 28-year-old Victor Ebai, of Springfield, Virginia, and that the Arlington County Police Department has obtained warrants for him for felony hit-and-run and felony eluding.

Secret Service said one of its uniformed officers saw a Chevrolet Sonic driving the wrong way on I Street, NW in D.C. around 4:35 a.m. Sunday and attempted to stop the vehicle, leading to the pursuit. The driver, now identified as Ebai, then drove westbound in the eastbound lanes on I-66 before colliding head-on with another vehicle traveling eastbound near mile marker 73.

Secret Service said Ebai then fled the scene on foot. A passenger in the suspect's car and the driver of the other vehicle were both taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle has since been identified by the Secret Service as a federal employee who was reporting to work in D.C.

The passenger in the suspect vehicle – who has not been identified – was not charged or arrested, Secret Service said, though they were taken into custody following the crash before being transported to the hospital.

Secret Service is supporting the Arlington County Police Department in the investigation. Virginia State Police also responded to the scene of the crash.

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