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Man wanted in accident that injured mo-ped driver

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By Chris Sardelli

 Christopher Sardelli

csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

Police are searching for a Lancaster man in connection with a car accident that injured a mo-ped driver earlier this month. 

A judge has issued arrest warrants on Kristavius Shibree Stevens, 21, whose last known address is 1148 S. Woodland Drive, on charges of leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury, reckless driving, no driver’s license and striking fixtures adjacent to a highway, according to Lancaster Municipal Court records and a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

The warrants were issued June 7, a few hours after police responded at 4:39 a.m. to the intersection of Woodland Drive and Pine Street about an accident involving a 2013 Gorilla Motorworks mo-ped and a 2006 Chevy Impala, the report said. 

During the investigation, police determined the driver of the Chevy crossed the center line traveling faster than the posted speed of 35 mph and struck a moped head-on, the report said. 

Police say the mo-ped was being driven by Lancaster resident Michael Steen, 28.

“Steen was knocked into the air where he landed on the driver’s windshield, breaking the windshield with the force of the crash, before he was thrown to the ground,” an officer wrote in the report. 

The driver of the Chevy pushed the mo-ped another 25 yards through the intersection before the mo-ped fell to the ground, the report said. 

The car then continued through the yard of 801 Woodland Drive, struck the home’s address marker and a newspaper box, crossed over a ditch and finally stopped in the middle of the road. 

The driver then ran from the scene, the report said. 

Steen was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte with non-life threatening injuries, though his condition was unknown Friday, June 13. 

A CMC media relations spokesman said Friday that Steen was not a listed patient in the hospital’s database. 

A K-9 unit from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene shortly after the accident and followed a scent to the area of Pine Street and Marion Sims Drive, though they did not find the man, the report said. 

Later that day, the registered owner of the Chevy went the Municipal Justice Center  and was interviewed by detectives.

The woman told officers she was woken up at 5 a.m. by another woman who said Stevens had been involved in a car accident near the hospital, the report said. 

The owner did not have any details of the accident or the whereabouts of Stevens. 

Both the mo-ped and Chevy were towed from the scene and police then issued several arrest warrants on Stevens. 

Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said Thursday, June 12, he did not have any information about the case. 

If you know anything about the accident, please call the Lancaster Police Department at (803) 283-1171, (803) 283-3313, or the LPD’s anonymous tip hotline at (803) 289-6040.

 

Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416