Arrest made in hit-and-run incident in Craven County that kills teen, injures two others

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NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — An arrest has been made in the hit-and-run incident in Craven County that killed a teen and injured two others Tuesday night.

Troopers announced the vehicle involved in the crash was found Wednesday afternoon. The driver, Sean Steven Teague of New Bern, was arrested a short time later, according to the NC Highway Patrol. He has been charged with one count of felony hit and run involving death and two counts of felony hit and run involving serious injury.

Earlier Wednesday, the Highway Patrol identified the teenage victims involved. Michael Rivenbark, 14, of New Bern was pronounced dead on the scene. Cadence Dawn Nicholson, 14, of New Bern was flown to Vidant Medical Center for critical injuries. Cassidy Jane Lewis, 13, of New Bern was taken to Carolina East Medical Center for serious injuries. 

According to Sgt. B. A. Taylor with NC State Highway Patrol, “a vehicle believed to be involved in this collision has been located, but we continue to seek the public’s assistance if they have any information regarding this investigation.”

On Tuesday at approximately 10:25 p.m., the State Highway Patrol responded to a reported hit and run fatal collision on US Highway 70 Service Road just west of Thurman Road and 5.3 miles east of New Bern. 

An unknown vehicle was traveling west on US Highway 70 Service Road when it struck three pedestrians who were walking on the roadway.  The driver fled from the scene west on US 70 Service Road.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact the State Highway Patrol by dialing *HP(47) or by contacting the local State Highway Patrol office in Craven County during normal business hours by dialing (252) 514-4714.

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