Boy, 4, critically injured in Raleigh wreck; teen charged
A Raleigh teenager has been charged with causing a wreck Wednesday evening that injured a 4-year-old boy in her SUV.Posted — Updated
The wreck report states that Wendy Esmeralda Funes-Pineda, 17, turned left from Poole Road into the path of an oncoming car on New Hope Road. All five occupants of both vehicles were transported to WakeMed.
Funes-Pineda told police that she didn't see the oncoming car, according to the wreck report.
Christopher Funes, 4, who was a passenger in Funes-Pineda's SUV, was listed in critical condition Thursday.
Funes-Pineda and the car driver, 22-year-old Brittney Kittrell, also suffered serious injuries.
Kittrell's passengers – 23-month-old Khiren Smith and 18-year-old William Kornegay – sustained less serious injuries. Smith was in good condition Thursday, and Kornegay had been treated and released from the hospital.
Funes-Pineda, of 5224 Pronghorn Lane, was charged with driving without an operators license and unsafe movement.
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