Man Charged With Vehicular Assault, Two Teens Seriously Injured In Car Pedestrian Crash on West SidePosted: Updated:
2:45 P.M. TUESDAY MARCH 12, 2019
The identity of two teenagers seriously injured in Monday's car-pedestrian have been released.
According to court documents, Harper Stanz, 16, and Britney Laserinko, 19, both of Binghamton, were struck by Kevin L. Wilcox, 33, of Harpursville, Monday afternoon in the area of 44 Beethoven Street in the city of Binghamton. The two girls suffered internal injuries and multiple broken bones.
A GoFundMe page has been started to help with the girls medical bills.
According to their GoFundMe page, the girls were walking home from playing tennis together when they were struck.
Binghamton City School District released the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened by the news of the accident involving BHS student Harper Stantz and BHS graduate Britney Laserinko. These bright young women have been an important part of the BCSD community. Our hearts go out to the Stantz and Laserinko families during this difficult time. The district has social workers, psychologists and guidance counselors in place at the high school for any students or staff who need assistance.”
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Binghamton detectives arrested driver 33-year-old Kevin L. Wilcox of Harpursville for vehicular assault and driving while while ability impaired (DWAI) in the crash that seriously injured two female teenagers; 16 and 19 years of age. Police are not releasing their names.
Police say Wilcox drove his Jeep Wrangler off Beethoven Street and onto the curb, striking two teens. The Jeep didn't stop there. Police say it continued through the front yards of 44 and 42 Beethoven and plowed through two trees before it stopped at the intersection of Beethoven and Lincoln.
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Crews are at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Beethoven Street responding to reports of a car-pedestrian crash with multiple injuries on the City of Binghamton's west side just before 3:30 p.m. on Monday.
Multiple injuries are being reported and ambulances are taking patients to Wilson Memorial Hospital.
Police have shut down the intersection. A red jeep is scene on the sidewalk crashed into a tree and street signs knocked over on the road.
A Fox 40 reporter was at the scene and saw officers giving an individual a sobriety test and later taken into custody.
This is a developing story. Stay with Fox 40 as more information becomes available.