Vehicle incident on UNCW grounds leaves one student dead, driver facing charges

The driver of the Jeep is 19-year-old Nicholas Henry Pohlman, who is not a UNCW student.
Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 11:44 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The UNCW Police Department has announced that one is facing charges following a fatal vehicle incident that occurred on school grounds over the weekend.

Per the release, the incident occurred at around 12:15 a.m. on Oct. 1 at 632 South College Road. Three people were inside a Jeep Wrangler when it crashed in the grassy area of a parking lot owned by the university.

The vehicle had been driving recklessly, stated UNCW Police.

One of the passengers, 20-year-old Howard Lashon Coleman II, was killed in the incident. He was a sophomore at UNCW.

The driver of the Jeep is 19-year-old Nicholas Henry Pohlman, who is not a UNCW student. He is being charged with:

  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Impaired Driving
  • Driving while less than 21 years of age after consuming alcohol

As of this time, the case is under active investigation.

Per the announcement, a condolence book for Coleman’s family will be available at the Fisher Student Center Information Desk on Oct. 3. The university offers grief support to students through the University Counseling Center and for faculty and staff through the Employee Assistance Program.