Driver of U-Haul charged with DUI after fatal crash in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- Police have arrested a 26-year-old man for a crash that left one person dead Monday night. 

The accident happened in the 1900 block of Deep Creek Boulevard just after 9:15 p.m. 

According to police, Jamie L. Bryant was driving a U-Haul truck near Lincoln Street, when it collided with an parked utility truck. The passenger of the truck, 25-year-old Jermaine L. Bryant, was ejected from the U-Haul and he died at the scene. Jamie was injured and taken to a local area hospital for treatment. 

Evidence lead investigators to believe that speed and alcohol were factors in the crash and Jamie was arrested and charged with Aggravated Involuntary Manslaughter, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving while Suspended (3rd Offense).

Jamie Bryant is being held at the Portsmouth City Jail. 

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