WILMINGTON, NC (The Wilmington Star-News) Police have arrested a man who allegedly injured an Ashley High School student in a Jan. 17 crash.
Jose Heredia-Martinez, 25, is charged with felony hit and run with injury, misdemeanor hit and run with property damage, driving without an operator’s license and failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision. According to a news release from Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Linda Thompson, Martinez was placed under $5,000 bail at the New Hanover County jail.
The crash happened Jan. 17 off of Masonboro Loop Road, according to the release. Martinez’s vehicle allegedly struck one driven by a 16-year-old female Ashley High student. The girl’s car rolled over into a ditch and she sustained “multiple injuries,” the release stated. Rawley wrote in an email that the girl was not transported by EMS, but went to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and was later released.
WWAY later reported:
The man accused of crashing into an Ashley High School student’s car and leaving the scene was in court today for a hit and run. Now, immigration is interested in him.
He turned himself in to Wilmington police, but it was revealed he is an illegal immigrant and ICE agents have “an interest in him.”
He will be electronically monitored for the time being.