UPDATE: Search suspended for man who crashed SUV, jumped from High Rise Bridge

Posted at 6:01 AM, May 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-02 17:44:08-04

Chesapeake, Va. - Virginia State Police has suspended the search for the man who they say crashed his SUV on the High Rise Bridge, then fled the scene leaving his passenger behind.

According to police, around 2:15am Friday, units responded to the single vehicle accident on I-64 at the High Rise Bridge.

Police say a 1996 Chevy Blazer was traveling eastbound when the driver lost control and overturned.

Police say the suspect was spotted exiting the vehicle through the driver side window, then jumping off the end of the High Rise bridge into the Bainbridge Boulevard area.

The passenger in the vehicle was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Stay tuned for updates as they are released.