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Teen charged with DWI after crash in east Charlotte

An ambulance responds to the crash scene early Sunday.
An ambulance responds to the crash scene early Sunday. WBTV

Jesus Eduardo Sanchez, 17, has been charged with DWI and felony hit-and-run after his Ford F250 rammed a Pontiac and sent three people to the hospital, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

Police said Sanchez ran a red light on North Sharon Amity Road at Vernedale Road early Sunday morning. He hit a Pontiac with three people inside, trapping two in the car.

The driver of the Pontiac is being treated at Carolinas Medical Center for injuries considered life-threatening; one passenger is also being treated at CMC, while the other was treated and released. Their identities were not released.

Sanchez was also charged with consuming under 21, having no operator’s license and felony serious injury by vehicle.

Lawrence Toppman

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