A license plate reader in the vehicle of Virginia State Trooper Pamela Neff picked up Flanagan’s Chevrolet on Interstate 66 at approximately 11:20 a.m. ET.
During a press conference Neff explained that the car was quickly identified after she entered its details into her license plate reader. “As soon as it was entered, it came up with a positive hit that that vehicle just passed me less than three minutes earlier,” she said. “I let my dispatch know that the vehicle has passed me and I attempted to catch up with the vehicle, which was travelling eastbound on 66.”
State Police initiated a traffic stop but Flanagan, who also went by the name Bryce Williams, refused to stop and a few minutes later his vehicle ran off the road and crashed. Officers approached the vehicle but found Flanagan with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at 1:26 p.m. ET. More