Portsmouth man dies after crashing into street sweeper in Norfolk

Tidewater Drive fatal crash

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A 38-year-old man died after he crashed into the back of a street sweeper on Tidewater Drive late Wednesday night.

Police say the man was traveling south on Tidewater Drive in a Honda Accord when he crashed into the back of the street sweeper near the intersection Philpotts Road.

Emergency responders were called to the scene around 10:45 p.m. Medics took the driver to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police later identified the man as Shamar R. Copeland, of Portsmouth.

The driver of the street sweeper was not injured.

The road was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash.

Police said speed appeared to have been a factor in the crash.

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