Vehicle runs off road, into water in Virginia Beach

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Two men escaped from a vehicle submerged in the water after it went off the road Friday in Virginia Beach.

Around 1:54 p.m., dispatchers received a report of a 2005 Chevy Tahoe that drove into the water near the intersection of Shell Road and Downs Lane. Crews got on scene at 2:07 p.m. to find the car fully submerged.

Gallery: Car in water in Virginia Beach

Police say the driver was trying to go around the curve on Shell Road when he ran off the road and went into the water.

Two men escaped from the vehicle and were sitting near the water when firefighters arrived. They were both taken to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital to be treated for minor hypothermia.

The U.S. Coast Guard removed the vehicle from the water. The Virginia Beach Fire Department’s hazmat team is also on scene to make sure that there are no environmental impacts.

Police are still investigating this case.