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2 teens killed in hit-and-run in Concord

A hit-and-run accident on Saturday night in Concord, North Carolina took the lives of two teenagers. The accident occurred on a popular road in the town approaching the intersection of Concord Parkway and Liske Avenue. The crash happened around 10:15pm. It took the lives of two teens who attend Concord High School.

The two teenagers killed in the accident were walking along the road to a party at the time of the accident. Witnesses told responding police officers that a light-colored vehicle fled the scene. The vehicle, which was abandoned, was recovered by officers not far from the accident scene.

Not long after finding the abandoned car, officers found the driver and a passenger. The 21-year-old male driver was charged with two counts of hit and run, a felony. He was also charged with two counts of death via motor vehicle, also a felony. The driver also had charges of one count of marijuana possession, one count of no operator license and a single count of duty to stop for a crash and issue help. The 19-year-old male passenger was charged with a single count of duty to stop for a crash and issue help.

The driver was indicted by a judge not long after the accident and is schedule to make another court appearance at the end of the month.

According to police officers investigating the accident, a drunk driver plowed his vehicle into the original accident scene. No one was injured and the drunk driver was taken into custody.

The loss of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, especially a hit and run, is devastating. Speaking with an experienced injury attorney can help you understand your legal rights in Wilson.

Source: WCNC, "Concord Police identify two high school students killed in hit-and-run accident," Oct. 02, 2017

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