Portsmouth PD: Drunk driver charged in fatal crash

Jeffrey Adams

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Portsmouth police say a drunk driver ran a red light and crashed into a vehicle on Portsmouth Boulevard, killing the driver early Friday morning.

According to investigators, 21 year-old Jeffrey Adams of Alabama, was speeding down George Washington Highway and ran a red light on Portsmouth Boulevard, around 4:21 a.m. Police say the headlights on his red pickup truck were off.

He crashed into a silver Nissan on Portsmouth Boulevard that was attempting to make a left turn onto George Washington Highway. The collision caused the Nissan to roll several times before resting on the driver’s side door. The 51-year-old female driver was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Her name is being withheld until next of kin notification is made.

Adams is charged with aggravated involuntary manslaughter and DUI.

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