NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - An SUV crashed into a building in Newport News Thursday morning, causing significant damage.
Chopper 10 flew over the scene at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Wilcox Lane just before 6:30 a.m. The SUV was wedged in the corner of the building and sustained heavy damage to the front.
A sign just above the mangled SUV reads PRM THRIFT SHOP. The Peninsula Rescue Mission operates a thrift store at the location.
Deputy Fire Chief Kenneth Lay with the Newport News Fire Department said firefighters were called to the scene around 5:30 a.m. One person was transported to a local hospital with what looks to be minor injuries. Lay said no other injuries were reported and no one was inside the building.
Bricks spilled around the SUV and police closed a portion of Jefferson Avenue while a wrecker pulled the SUV from the building. The roadway reopened moments later.
Further details surrounding the crash including a cause has not been released at this time.
Stay with WAVY.com for more on this developing story.
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