Car crashes through barrier, lands in retention pond near Wilmington gas station

Car crashes into pond; 15-year-old charged

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A 15-year-old is facing multiple charges after he allegedly drove a car through a cinder block barrier and crashed into a retention pond early Sunday morning, according to Wilmington police.

The wreck took place at a gas station in the 1000 block of Market Street.

Police say after the 2011 Honda Civic landed in the pond, the driver and passenger ran away.

Police found and charged the 15-year-old driver with hit and run, reckless driving to endanger and driving with no learner’s permit.

Police have identified the passenger as Leonardo Sereno-Pacheco, 19. He is being charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and aiding and abetting hit and run.

Anyone with information on Sereno-Pacheco’s whereabouts is asked to call 910-343-3609 or use Text-a-Tip.

Gas Station Hit and Run

Wilmington Police are searching for a hit and run suspect. Around 5 a.m. Sunday, October 20, officers responded to a hit and run at a gas station in the 1000-block of Market Street. A 2011 Honda Civic drove through a cinder block barrier and crashed into the retention pond. The driver and passenger escaped the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. Officers are still searching for the passenger — Leonardo Sereno-Pacheco, 19 — who’s charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and aiding and abetting hit and run. The driver, a 15-year-old, has been located and charged with hit and run, reckless driving to endanger and no learner’s permit. Anyone with information on the passenger should call 910-343-3609 or use Text-a-Tip.

Posted by Wilmington, NC Police Department on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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