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Car owner charged after 15-year-old driver cited in wreck

Posted June 3, 2010 9:26 a.m. EDT
Updated June 3, 2010 10:38 a.m. EDT

— A Raleigh woman faces charges after state troopers say she let a 15-year-old drive her car and he caused a wreck around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

The 15-year-old, whose name wasn't released, was driving a Geo Prism with a 15-month-old, a 23-year-old and two 16-year-old passengers. Troopers said the 15-year-old ran a red light at Ten-Ten and Old Stage roads, and the Prism was t-boned by a pickup truck.

Several people were treated at a local hospital, but all were expected to be OK, troopers said.

The Prism's registered owner, Apolonia Sanchez, 41, was not in the car at the time. Troopers charged her with allowing an unlicensed minor to operate a vehicle, misdemeanor child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Troopers said the 15-year-old will be served with a juvenile petition charging him with running a red light and driving without a license.