11/22/05 — Teens remain hospitalized

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Teens remain hospitalized

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on November 22, 2005 1:50 PM

Both of the boys who were hit by an SUV Friday at a crosswalk leading to Greenwood Middle School are still receiving treatment at Pitt Memorial Hospital, officials said.

Mackenzie Wessels, 13, was upgraded to good condition by hospital staff Monday, while his classmate, Carson Thomas, 13, remains critical.

The boys had been walking to school at around 7:30 a.m. Friday when the SUV, driven by Luis Delgado Jesus, 23, of Mount Olive, allegedly ran a red light and hit them.

Eyewitnesses said the light had been red for a few seconds, and that they saw the boys look both ways and acknowledge the walk signal.

Jesus made his first appearance in court Monday and remains in custody at Wayne County Jail.