Newport News sheriff’s SUV involved in crash

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — The sheriff of Newport News was injured Friday morning in a car crash, police say.

Newport News police spokesman Lou Thurston said Sheriff Gabe Morgan’s SUV was rear-ended by a pickup truck at Warwick Boulevard and Glendale Road. This is across from the Hidenwood Shopping Center.

Thurston said the crash happened just after 11 a.m. Morgan was taken to the hospital with injuries classified as non life-threatening.

Mark Alexander Franklin, of Virginia Beach, was issued a summons for following too close.

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