Craven County, NC (June 2, 2021) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash in Craven County on Tuesday, June 1st. The collision took place on the U.S. 70 Service Road near Thurman Road around 10:30 p.m.
According to troopers, 52-year-old Sean Teague, of New Bern, was operating a vehicle on the Service Road when he struck three teenagers, a 14-year-old boy, a 14-year-old girl, and a 13-year-old girl. The 14-year-old boy died at the accident scene. The 14-year-old girl was flown to Vidant Medical Center for treatment of critical injuries while the 13-year-old girl was taken to CarolinaEast for serious injuries. Teague fled the accident scene but was later located by troopers. He was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run causing death and two counts of felony serious injury by vehicle.
There is no further information available at this time.
We wish to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family affected by this tragic car accident in Craven County.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Every year in North Carolina, there are hundreds of thousands of reported motor vehicle accidents. In 2019, approximately 80,000 people were hurt in North Carolina car accidents. While drivers are legally required to remain at the scene of a crash, many of them choose not to. This is often the case when the driver is aware that they have caused a serious crash and they are hoping to avoid being held legally responsible for their actions. A hit-and-run accident in North Carolina can have devastating effects on both victims and their families and can be extremely frustrating when seeking recovery from the other driver.
If you or a loved one were injured or affected by a hit-and-run accident, it is important to seek the help of an experienced attorney right away. Locating available sources of insurance coverage is especially important in this scenario. Even if the driver is not located, your attorney can ensure that you have available coverage to pay for your medical bills and any other costs that were incurred as a result of the crash.
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