Man charged after crash in Chesapeake causes hourslong road closure

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A 22-year-old man has been charged for a crash in Chesapeake that caused a near 12-hour closure Sunday evening on Indian River Road.

Chesapeake police say a vehicle left the road, hit a power pole and overturned and hit other cars in a 7-Eleven parking lot.

The roadway was closed around 7:45 p.m. as crews worked to fix power lines.

Police say the driver was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with injuries classified as non life-threatening. The driver, 22-year-old Torrey Palmer, was arrested and charged with DUI.

Indian River Road reopened shortly before 7:20 a.m.

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