VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Police Department was investigating multiple crashes throughout the city that closed at least two roads Tuesday morning.
According to traffic alert tweets sent out by Virginia Beach PD, Newtown Road from Virginia Beach Blvd to Stoney Point S and 100 block of Oceana Blvd at Louisa Ave was closed in both directions and has since reopened. That crash involved a motorcyclist who was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Newtown Road was closed due to a single car crash that knocked down a pole and power lines. The roadway was closed for several hours due to the obstruction of the lines but was reopened at around 10 a.m. Both people in the car fled from the vehicle in that crash and police are still investigating.
Around 5 a.m., officers responded to a single vehicle crash near Upton Drive and Nimmo Parkway, in Virginia Beach. The occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased but the cause of death is still under investigation, according to police.
News 3's Penny Kmitt went live on Facebook to show the extent of the damage and what is being done to reopen Newtown Road.
Virginia Beach PD is instructing drivers to find an alternative route.
News 3's Ted Noah recommends drivers use Birdneck or London Blvd.
Update: our crew spoke with dispatch, and they have told us Oceana is now open to traffic. Crews may still be working in the area, so use caution.— Ted Noah (@TedNoah) March 8, 2022
You can find the traffic alert tweets below:
🚨TRAFFIC ALLERT🚨 Newtown Rd from Virginia Beach Blvd to Stoney Point S will be closed in both directions until approximately noon today. Power lines and a pole are down from a single vehicle traffic crash. Both occupants fled from the vehicle. Please find an alternate route.— Virginia Beach PD (@VBPD) March 8, 2022
🚨TRAFFIC ALERT🚨 100 block of Oceana Blvd at Louisa Ave will be close in both directions until approximately noon today. VBPD FACT is currently investigating a single vehicle crash. Please find an alternative route.— Virginia Beach PD (@VBPD) March 8, 2022