Vehicle Crashes Into Water

Friday, March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017 at approximately 1:54 p.m., Emergency Communications received a report of a Chevy Tahoe that entered the water near the intersection of Shell Road and Downs Lane. 

The preliminary investigation has revealed that the operator of the Tahoe unsuccessfully attempted maneuver the curve on Shell Road exited the roadway and entered the water. 

Both the driver and passenger successfully exited the vehicle.  No injuries are reported but both occupants have been transported to a local hospital for evaluation and concern of possible hypothermia.

Members of the Virginia Beach Police Department's Marine Patrol Dive Team are on scene attempting to retrieve the vehicle as it is fully submerged.

Case remains under investigation.

MPO Tonya Pierce

Public Affairs Officer

Virginia Beach Police Department