Speed, alcohol factors in Portsmouth crash

Portsmouth Blvd accident - LaVoy Harrell/WAVY-TV

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Four people were hurt in a crash on Portsmouth Boulevard late Thursday night.

Portsmouth Police received a 911 call regarding a two-vehicle crash in the 6500 block of Portsmouth Blvd. at 11:50 Thursday night. When officers arrived they found a green 4-door Saturn and a white 2-door vehicle had been involved in the crash.

Three people in the white car, two males and one female, were injured. The two male occupants had to be cut from the car by Portsmouth Fire and Rescue personnel. All three were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the green Saturn received minor injuries and declined medical transport.

Det. Misty Holley with Portsmouth Police Department said the preliminary investigation revealed a white 2-door vehicle was traveling eastbound on Portsmouth Boulevard, leaving Chesapeake, when it struck the left rear wheel of the Saturn. The impact caused the wheel and rear axle of the Saturn to break away from the car. The white car continued down Portsmouth Boulevard and hit a power pole, several trees and mailboxes before coming to a rest in a yard.

The investigation is ongoing and speed and alcohol are factors in the crash, according to police.

The eastbound and westbound lanes of Portsmouth Boulevard were closed from Hodges Ferry Road to the Chesapeake city line for hours as officers continued to investigate the crash. Dominion Virginia Power crews were also working to fix the damaged pole.

Stay with WAVY.com for more on this developing story.

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