Stolen Vehicle Involved in Serious Crash That Injured Two People

Monday, October 04, 2021

​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. –  The operator of a stolen vehicle fled the scene after being involved in a serious crash that sent two people to local hospitals for treatment.

On October 3, 2021 at 3:59 a.m. Virginia Beach Emergency Communications (VBECCS) received reports of a serious, two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Indian River and Kempsville Roads.  Fourth Precinct officers and investigators with the Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) responded. The initial investigation revealed that a Nissan sedan, traveling westbound in the 5300 block of Indian River Road disregarded a red traffic signal and was struck inside the intersection by a Toyota SUV that was traveling south on Kempsville Road.

Two people were transported to local hospitals for treatment of injuries.

The driver and two other occupants in the Nissan fled the scene on foot.

During the investigation of the crash, it was determined that the Nissan had been reported stolen out of Chesapeake, Virginia on September 15, 2021. The driver of the Nissan, a 17-year-old juvenile, was later identified, located and has been charged with Felony Hit and Run, Possession of a stolen vehicle, and multiple traffic charges. The juvenile is currently being held at the Virginia Beach Juvenile Detention Center.

This case remains under investigation by investigators assigned to the VBPD Traffic Safety Unit.