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Two sent to hospital after crash in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Two people were sent to the hospital after a crash on Mercury Boulevard.

Police received a call just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday about a car crash with an extrication.

The crash happened at the intersection on Mercury Blvd. and Newmarket Drive North.

According to police, the driver of a white Nissan Altima hit a pole.

The driver, a 29-year-old man, was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital by medics.

The passenger, a 22-year-old woman, was airlifted by the Nightingale to a hospital in Norfolk.

Police are still investigating the crash.

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