Woman arrested for Norfolk hit-and-run crash

Photo courtesy: Savannah Jaine Slone
Photo courtesy: Savannah Jaine Slone

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A woman has been charged with hit-and-run for a crash that took down power lines and caused major delays during the morning commute in Norfolk Tuesday

Hampton Boulevard from W. Little Creek Road to Terminal Boulevard was closed for six hours following the traffic crash, while Dominion Virginia Power made repairs.

According to Daniel Hudson with Norfolk Police, a red pickup truck and another vehicle were involved in the crash around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The pickup hit a pole then the driver took off from the scene. The other vehicle remained on scene. Hudson said that driver received minor injuries.

The F-150 pickup truck was last seen going towards Terminal Boulevard.

Tuesday afternoon, police said they tracked down the suspected driver, 29-year-old Rhianna Avila, at her Norfolk home and arrested her. The charge she faces is a felony.

 

Photo courtesy: Savannah Jaine Slone
Photo courtesy: Savannah Jaine Slone