Portsmouth drivers report rocks thrown at vehicles on I-264

Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Drivers in Portsmouth are on alert after state police say cars are being struck by rocks on I-264.

There have been at least three reported incidents this week.

The reports have drivers even more cautious. 

10 On Your Side spoke with a driver whose car was hit last week.

Teresa Coon said she and her husband had just gotten onto I-264 East from the Frederick Boulevard on-ramp when they heard a loud noise.

“It sounded like an explosion honestly. It was really, really loud,” she said. “It was alarming, naturally, to the point where it kind of shook you.”

Coon said they pulled over and so did another driver. That person’s vehicle had damage too. This all happened around 6:30 in the evening. They called police.

“When they responded, they actually told us that it had happened previously in the days before,” Coon said. One of the vehicles actually had its window busted out of it.”

Coon said there were rocks visible in the road.

We reached out to Virginia State Police and we’re told there’ve been three reported incidents of cars struck by rocks since Wednesday between 5:45 and 9:30pm.

State Police also received calls the morning of Tuesday, May 28. Patrols were increased in the area.

Troopers haven’t been able to identify any suspects.

“If it had been a little higher on my truck and my son was in the backseat, then it could’ve possibly killed him,” Coon said. “It’s scary. It’s scary to know that it hasn’t been stopped.”

Coon hopes a suspect is caught before someone gets hurt.

“It’s dangerous what they’re doing and I just want to make sure they’re aware that they could kill someone and end up spending the rest of their life in prison,” she said.

VDOT and state police are monitoring the area. If you have information about these incidents, call police.

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