Police: 15-year-old could face charges in crash

Car crash in Fayetteville on Fillyaw and Yadkin roads

June 28, 2011 9:00:00 PM PDT
Several people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash on Yadkin Road in Fayetteville Wednesday afternoon. Now, investigators say a teen, who was driving one of the vehicles, may face charges.

Crash victim Tracey McNeill says the scene was frightening.

"Frightening to see someone flying through the air like that," she said.

McNeill is referring to Fort Bragg soldier Medina Yordan, who was driving a motorcycle that was involved. Police sayYordan t-boned a car driven by a 15-year-old girl, who turned in front of him. Officers say the girl should not have been behind the wheel.

"Whether she had a permit or not, if she was in the car without a licensed driver she basically has no operator's license so whether she had a permit or not she should not be driving without a licensed driver," said Sergeant Eric Dow, Fayetteville Police Department.

The crash caused a five-vehicle pileup. Two trucks swerved to avoid the wreck and crashed into other vehicles.

Carol Orr and her husband were in a red truck and witnessed the collision.

"I heard this crash, and he flew into her windshield and he went airborne, the bike went airborne," Orr said.

The crash closed a section Yadkin Road near the Fort Bragg gate for several hours.

Police say the 15-year-old driver and her younger sister, who also was in the car, went to the hospital with minor injuries. The other motorists weren't injured but shaken.

"I was scared," Orr added. "I just started screaming, and the poor girl in that car thought they were all going to land on her," she said.

Investigators say the underage driver or her parents could face charges.

"Being a juvenile like that we can pursue charges on that, but I think in a situation like this it's more the responsibility of momma and daddy," Sergeant Dow said. "Why they are letting her drive this car, how she got the keys, [and] where they are coming from?"

Police say they will not release the identity of the 15-year-old because she is a juvenile. At last check, Yordan was in critical but stable condition at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Investigators say they are still trying to determine what charges will be filed.

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