SUV crashes into library in Chesapeake


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A vehicle hit the South Norfolk Memorial Library in Chesapeake early Friday morning, causing extensive damage. So much so, the library will remain closed through at least all of next week.

Dispatchers got the call about the incident around 4:30 a.m.

According to Chesapeake Police spokesman Leo Kosinski, an SUV crashed through the glass part of the library and came to a stop inside the building. There were no injuries reported.

Video (App Users): Chesapeake library director discusses SUV crash

Speaking to WCTV Friday, Chesapeake Public Library Director Amanda Jackson said, “I’m not really sure the extent of what happened or how the accident occurred.”

The library has significant damage from the crash and was not open Friday. If you have books to return, you can drop them off at any other Chesapeake Public Library branch. Click here for a list of locations. All other branches remain open.

Any holds from the South Norfolk library will be available for pickup at the Indian River Library. 

Kosinski said there are no charges filed against the driver at this time.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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