CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A crash Sunday afternoon has closed the southbound lanes of Battlefield Boulevard in Chesapeake.

According to Chesapeake Police, the crash occurred just before 2 p.m. in the 3700 block of Battlefield Boulevard South. Officials say it occurred when a silver SUV traveling southbound crossed over the dividing line and struck a truck towing a camper that was traveling in the opposite direction head-on.

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The driver of the SUV was transported by helicopter to a local hospital. The passenger of the SUV and the driver of the truck were tansported by ambulance, as well.

Both directions of S. Battlefield Blvd. were closed for several hours during the investigation. Officials lifted the tolls on the Route 168 Expressway for motorists until the road reopened.

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