Raleigh man charged after crashing car into vacant house
Posted November 8, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — A Raleigh man was charged Monday with hit and run and felony speeding to elude after crashing a car into a vacant house just before midnight.
Police say Mortimer Jason Clark, 21, crashed his car into a house near the intersection of East Cabarrus and Alston Streets and then fled the scene.
The car went through the foundation of the house and knocked out supports for the porch. Power crews cut power to the house and were checking with a building inspector to determine if the house would collapse once the car was removed.
Clark, who sustained minor injuries, turned himself in early Tuesday and was charged with hit and run, felony speeding to elude and resist, delay and obstruct.
No other information about the cause of the wreck was available.