GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Eight people were taken to the hospital, and a hit-and-run suspect has been charged with reckless driving following a crash in Guilford County on Friday night, according to a State Highway Patrol news release.
At 7:43 p.m., the SHP responded to a report of a crash that happened on I-40/85 south near the 138 mile-marker in Guilford County.
Before the crash, the suspect, 32-year-old Lindsay Faust, was involved in three hit-and-run crashes in Alamance County, troopers say.
The suspect vehicle, a Saturn car, was traveling at a high rate of speed and crashed with a Nissan SUV.
After the impact, the Saturn came to rest along the median concrete barrier and the SUV came to rest on the right shoulder.
Three unrestrained, ages 2 to 5, children were ejected from the SUV during the crash, troopers say.
Faust, two adults and five children from the SUV were taken to Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.
One of the children was taken to Brenner Children’s Hospital after Moses Cone, troopers say.
Faust was charged with reckless driving with additional charges pending.
Angela Moore, 43, the driver of the SUV was charged with a child restraint violation and misdemeanor child abuse.
All involved survived the crash.
The road reopened at 9:39 p.m.