Troopers arrest man in hit & run crash that killed teenager

Troopers arrest man in hit & run crash that killed teenager
Published: Jun. 2, 2021 at 7:25 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 4:34 PM EDT
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CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The Highway Patrol has charged a man in a hit & run crash that killed one teenager and injured two others.

Sean Teague, 52, of New Bern, has been charged with one count of felony hit & run involving death, and two counts of felony hit & run involving serious injury.

The Highway Patrol says it happened on the U.S. 70 Service Road just west of Thurman Road and about five miles east of New Bern around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Marilyn Gunn lives on off the service road, she said she saw the active investigation, Tuesday night. “It’s tragic, I’ve been thinking about it since it happened. I can’t wrap my brain around it!” she said.

Troopers say Teague hit and killed 14-year-old Michael Rivenbark from New Bern. They say 14-year-old Cadence Nicholson, also from New Bern, was flown to Vidant Medical Center with critical injuries and 13-year-old Cassidy Lewis from New Bern was taken to CarolinaEast for serious injuries.

Sgt. Brad Taylor with the N.C. State Highway Patrol warns against divers leaving the scene of any accident. “Anytime anybody’s involved in a wreck, especially striking a pedestrian it’s your responsibility to remain on scene,” he said.

Earlier Wednesday, the Highway Patrol seized a car down the road from where the accident happened.

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