Sedan rear-ends boat being hauled by vehicle on I-264 East in Portsmouth


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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Traffic on Interstate 264 in Portsmouth was heavily impacted Monday morning after a two-vehicle crash resulted in a fire.

Sgt. Michelle Anaya, a spokesperson with Virginia State Police, said a vehile hauling a boat stopped for traffic near the Frederick Boulevard exit and was rear-ended by a speeding Hyundai Tiburon.

Anaya said the boat became engulfed in flames following the crash.

Only minor injuries were reported following the crash and no one was transported, Anaya said.

Portsmouth dispatchers said the crash was reported around 8 a.m. All eastbound traffic was blocked before Frederick Boulevard for more than an hour.

The Virginia Department of Transportation’s traffic cameras showed smoke billowing high into the sky as emergency crews responded to the scene

Anaya said the driver of the Hyundai, Parris C. Thomas of Portsmouth, was charged with reckless driving.

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