BELMONT – A local man is charged with one count of aggravated driving while intoxicated and one count of endangering the welfare of a minor after he crashed a car at 4 a.m. Saturday on Seavey Road near the intersection of Wildlife Boulevard.
Police said Tevin A. Mitchell, 21, no address given, apparently lost control of the 2000 Toyota Celica he was driving and struck a stone wall and a few trees before the car came to a rest on its roof. Mitchell and two passengers were trapped inside the car.
A 17-year-old female passenger from Gilford was determined to have serious bodily injuries, while Mitchell and a 22-year-old adult male passenger were both treated for minor injuries.
Police said neighbors reported hearing a loud crash and notified the police. One of the neighbors said that it appeared to him Mitchell was coming from the Route 106 side of Seavey Road and lost control on a sharp curve near Wildlife Boulevard. He said he appeared to have overcorrected and struck a stone wall and a few smaller trees before landing in the field on the south side of Seavey Road.
The neighbor said he didn't go to the crash site but heard a helicopter land at the Belmont High School, which is right across the street from the crash site.
Police said the Belknap Regional Accident Investigation Team reconstructed the crash while on scene assistance was provided by Northfield, Canterbury and Gilmanton Police. Seavey Road was closed from 4 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday while the reconstruction team completed its investigation.
Police said they are working with the owner of the Celica to see how it came to be in Mitchell's possession.
Mitchell is free on bail. No further information is available.
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