Suspect in stolen vehicle chase causes motorcycle accident in Kernersville

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Left: Julian Caretti, right: a photo of the scene.

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. – A suspect in a stolen vehicle led police on a chase and collided with a motorcycle carrying two people on East Mountain Street Saturday night, according to police.

The Kernersville Police Department said that while responding to a vehicle theft call, officers spotted the stolen vehicle and attempted to stop it.

The suspect, Julian Caretti, accelerated and crossed over into the center turn lane, striking a Harley Davidson motorcycle with two occupants, according to authorities.

Police said that Caretti fled the scene and was later stopped by other officers deploying stop sticks to deflate the tires of the stolen truck.

Julian Caretti was taken into custody without further incident and is held at the Forsyth County Detention Center on a $35,000 bond.

The occupants of the motorcycle, Theron Jonathan Willis and Christa Leann Stum, both of Kernersville, were transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with serious injuries, according to police.

The Kernersville Police Department said that the investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending against Caretti.