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SUV plows through fence, drives into creek in Portsmouth

The fire department said two people were inside the vehicle when it plowed through the fence behind a car wash and came to a rest in Paradise Creek.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) — Police and firefighters are investigating after an SUV crash through a fence and into a creek on Thursday afternoon.

The accident happened off of the 3600 block of George Washington Highway in Portsmouth around 3 p.m. The fire department said two people were inside when it plowed through the fence behind a car wash and came to a rest in Paradise Creek.

Both occupants swam to shore and have been taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

A tow truck was able to remove the SUV from the creek.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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