NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Newport News Police have closed a portion of Huntington Avenue as crews work to repair two utility poles damaged in a crash Friday.
Lou Thurston with the Newport News Police Department said the driver of a pickup truck pulling a trailer hit the poles while trying to avoid a crash with a car around 9:50 a.m.
The driver of the car, Gladys Wells, has been charged with improper left turn and is facing additional charges which have not been released.
Both poles and the wires are down, Thurston said. Huntington Avenue is closed between 37th Street and 39th Street and the 39th Street bridge is also affected.
The driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital and his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
Thurston said he expects the roadway to reopen at approximately 9 p.m. Friday.
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