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Man arrested in Chesapeake following hit-and-run crash

Posted: 12:44 PM, Jan 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-27 17:43:40-05
Man arrested in Chesapeake following hit-and-run crash

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A man is facing charges for committing a hit-and-run after crashing into the corner of a house Friday afternoon in the area of Youngstown Court, the Chesapeake Police Department said.

Matthew Chiricosta

At approximately 4:55 p.m., Chesapeake Police responded to the 500 block of Youngstown Court after receiving reports of a hit-and-run. When officers arrived, they found a vehicle that had been left at the scene after crashing into a home.

Police found the vehicle’s driver, identified as 33 year old Matthew Chiricosta of Chesapeake, walking on nearby Hanbury Road.

No injuries were reported; however, due to the nature of the crash, Chiricosta was taken to a local hospital. He was later charged with hit-and-run and felony property damage.

The Chesapeake Fire Department also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

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