NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A serious crash that caused a small power outage and traffic delays along Tidewater Drive Tuesday involved a stolen vehicle and several suspects, one who is still at large.
Norfolk police say the whole thing started around 5 p.m. when an officer tried to pull over a confirmed stolen vehicle traveling north in the 6100 block of Tidewater Drive.
The driver lost control of the stolen vehicle, which veered off the roadway, hit a light pole and flipped onto its roof. Police say two people were taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for evaluation of injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.
A third person fled the scene on foot, and police are still looking for him. It’s unknown if he is injured.
The stolen vehicle, a silver Volvo sedan, sustained major damage, according to police.
The at-large suspect is described as a black man wearing a white tank to and blue jeans. He is about 5-foot-10 and 18 to 25 years of age. Police say he was last seen running in the 6100 block of Sedgefield Drive.
A power line knocked down during the crash knocked out power to 45 customers, Dominion Virginia Power confirmed.
Sam Shenouda, with Norfolk police, said southbound traffic is being diverted to Widgeon Road and northbound traffic is being diverted onto Norview Avenue.
Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.