Crash sends one to hospital

Published 10:15 pm Monday, August 1, 2016

One person was taken to a hospital following a crash on U.S. Route 58 on Monday evening.

The wreck happened at 5:28 p.m. near the weigh station, according to a city press release.

“Upon preliminary investigation, it was found that several vehicles were driving recklessly and exceeding the speed limit,” the press release stated.



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A BMW sedan lost control and struck a Jeep Wrangler, causing the Jeep to roll. The adult male driver was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The driver of the BMW, Nikita Fidel Daughtrey, 38, of Portsmouth, has been charged with racing causing serious bodily injury, a felony, according to the press release. He was released from Western Tidewater Regional Jail on an unsecured bond.

All three lanes of Route 58 were closed for some time, and traffic was diverted through the weigh station. The road reopened at 7:08 p.m.

Virginia State Police were on scene and provided assistance. The investigation remains ongoing, according to the press release.