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Wilmington hit and run leaves two people injured, a broken power pole, and a leaking water main

Dayana Soire Alfaro-Turcios. (Port City Daily/Courtesy WPD)

WILMINGTON — A Tuesday night hit and run incident caused major damage to both people and objects at the intersection of College Road and Oleander Drive.

“Around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, Wilmington police responded to a hit and run involving four vehicles at the intersection of S. College Road and Oleander Dr. Upon arrival, officers found three of the vehicles on scene, a broken power pole and a water main leak near the power pole. Two of the victims involved suffered non-life threatening injuries. No others were injured,” according to a press release from the Wilmington Police Department.

The driver of the vehicle which caused the damages fled the scene, but was eventually located.

“Officers were informed that the suspect vehicle fled west on Oleander Dr., and found the vehicle, now inoperable, in a parking lot nearly a quarter mile west of the collision. Impairment was immediately detected upon contact with the driver. Dayana Soire Alfaro-Turcios, 26, was charged with Felony Hit and Run, Failure to Stop at a Red Light, Driving While Impaired, Open Container, Exceeding Posted Speed, No Operators License, and Reckless Driving to Endanger, and given a $25,000 secured bond,” according to WPD.

Traffic in the area was snarled for hours after the incident due to the vehicle placement and the power pole damages.

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