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Teen Charged In High-Speed Police Chase That Ended In Mount Vernon Crash

Four were injured when an NYPD pursuit ended with a collision in Mount Vernon. Yonkers resident Xavier Wilson was arrested and charged with several charges.
Four were injured when an NYPD pursuit ended with a collision in Mount Vernon. Yonkers resident Xavier Wilson was arrested and charged with several charges. Photo Credit: Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas' Office

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A Yonkers teenager has been arrested and charged for his role in the high speed NYPD chase that ended with a disastrous crash into multiple parked cars Mount Vernon earlier this week.

Xavier Wilson, 18, is facing a felony count of first-degree reckless endangerment and charges of fleeing police, acting in a manner injurious to a child and driving under the influence, after he led police on a wild pursuit through the Bronx and into Mount Vernon with three passengers - including an infant who was treated for injuries following his crash.

On Tuesday, Wilson was fleeing police in a vehicle, described as “traveling at an excessively high speed” by Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas, when he struck multiple parked cars, prompting response from the NYPD and Mount Vernon Police officers.

Wilson and a passenger were taken into custody, while an unidentified female passenger who was holding a 2-year-old in the back seat were taken to Jacobi Medical Center and treated for injuries. Both backseat passengers remain in stable condition.

The Mount Vernon Police Department and NYPD officers have declined to comment on the crash.

“This is a tragic accident, and we are hoping there is no loss in life,” Thomas stated. “Mount Vernon extends its full cooperation to the New York Police Department and ask that people pray for the injured backseat passenger and child.”

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