Police in Wilmington have charged a man in connection with an October crash on MLK Parkway involving fatal personal injuries.


Police charged 25-year-old Wilmington resident Jawaun Howard Hill with three counts of second degree murder, felony serious injury by vehicle, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver Schedule I, possession of stolen goods, DWI, speeding, and driving on a revoked license.


According to police, Hill was eastbound in a Subaru Legacy Outback on October 7 when he ran a red light and he a Chevrolet 2500 pick-up truck on the driver’s side.


A passenger in the Subaru, 16-year-old Wilmington resident Ajene Oshea Johnson, died in the crash. Hill and two others sustained serious injuries. The Chevrolet’s driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries.


The Subaru had been reported stolen earlier that month.


The reason it took police six months to charge Hill was due to the recovery time for his injuries. They say he suffered a permanent visual disability because of the crash.


Hill is out on an unsecured bond.

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