Concord Police identify two high school students killed in hit-and-run accident

Two teenagers were killed Saturday night in a hit-and-run accident on a popular roadway in Concord.

CONCORD, N.C. -- Two teenagers were killed Saturday night in a hit-and-run accident on a popular roadway in Concord.

The incident happened near the intersection of Concord Parkway and Liske Avenue around 10:15 p.m. Police say Concord High School students Jessie Avelino, 14, and Ricardo Solano, 15, were walking to a party when they were hit by a vehicle.

According to Concord Police, when authorities arrived they interviewed witnesses who described a light colored vehicle leaving the scene. Police found the car abandoned near the accident.

Shortly after, authorities found the driver and passenger of the car.

The driver, 21-year-old Francisco Daniel Marin-Gonzalez, was charged with two counts of felony hit and run, two counts of felony death by a motor vehicle, and one count of duty to stop in event of a crash and render reasonable assistance.

The passenger, 19-year-old Mark Anthony Gutierrez-Santos, was charged with one count of duty to stop in event of a crash and render reasonable assistance.

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Authorities said as they were investigating, a drunk driver plowed into the scene and nearly hit officers. No one was hurt, however, the driver was stopped and taken into custody.

The accident closed Concord Parkway for over an hour Saturday night. 

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