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Multiple crashes create morning traffic headaches in Virginia Beach

Police said they found one person dead after one wreck. In another crash, people involved took off from the scene.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Multiple crashes early Tuesday morning led to road closures and traffic headaches in Virginia Beach.

The first wreck was a motorcycle crash that happened shortly after 1 a.m. in the 100 block of Oceana Blvd. Medics took the motorcyclist to the hospital. Police expected him to be alright.

As a result of  the wreck, Oceana Boulevard at Louisa Avenue was shut down for several hours but police dispatch confirmed it reopened just before 6 a.m.

Police said a second, unrelated single-vehicle crash happened between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. at Newtown Road and Cleveland Street. The vehicle damaged a power pole, knocking down power lines.

The road was shut down for several hours while crews worked to make repairs, and at about 10 a.m., Newtown Road was reopened.

Investigators said the people who were in the vehicle that crashed left the scene.

Finally, there was another single-vehicle wreck around 5 a.m. at Upton Drive and Nimmo Parkway. The driver died, but it wasn't clear if it was because of the crash. Police said the death remained under investigation.

If you have any information about the people involved in the crash at Newtown Road or the other incidents, you're asked to call the Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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