Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Crash on 199 sent two to the hospital, and one is a suspect in a ‘narcotics investigation,’ police say

The Virginia State Police is investigating a car crash Wednesday involving a suspect in an ongoing drug investigation, James City County police said.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., police attempted to stop a Nissan Pathfinder on Route 199 as part of what authorities say is an ongoing narcotics investigation. The vehicle tried to avoid traffic stopped at a red light at the intersection of John Tyler Highway, hit a Honda Odyssey and then hit a light pole before catching on fire, police said.

The suspect was flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The driver of the Honda Odyssey was taken to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

No other details about the incident were immediately released.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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