The driver of a car that wrecked in Wilkesboro early Saturday morning, leaving two passengers seriously injured, was charged with hit and run, impaired driving and failure to maintain lane control, reported Officer A.D. Bare of the Wilkesboro Police Department.

Charged was Samantha Maria-Louisa Stoneburner, 18, of Oak Hill Drive, Wilkesboro.

Stoneburner was driving a Nissan car northbound on N.C. 16 South about 12:25 a.m. Saturday when she tried to turn left onto the U.S. 421 onramp, under-steered and caused the car to cross the center line and go over an embankment, said Bare. It came to rest at the bottom of a ravine.

Bare said two passengers in the car, Tyler Lee Lackey and Trinity Faith Vickers, both 19 and with North Wilkesboro addresses, were injured and transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Wilkesboro Police Chief Craig Garris said Stoneburner also was injured and was charged with felony hit and run because she walked away from the accident scene.

Garris said officers located her as a result of an investigation and took her into custody.

Bare said Stoneburner also was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

He reported that the Nissan had over $20,000 in damage.

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