ONLY ON ABC7 NEWS.COM: Wife of person of interest in deadly hit-and-run crash in Concord speaks out

CONCORD, Calif. (KGO) -- The wife of a suspect who has been taken into custody after two children were killed in a hit-and-run crash on Highway 4 in Concord late Friday night spoke out Saturday.

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"Me and my husband send our condolences and our prayers out to the family," Onika Wilson said.

Wilson is the wife of 35 year old Lemuel Servonn Wilson Jr. She says she took her husband to highland hospital in Oakland Saturday morning.

"He turned himself into a local hospital," she said.

Two boys, ages 5 and 10 years old were killed in the violent hit and run crash on Highway 4 in Concord overnight, according to the California Highway Patrol. A third child and their mother were hospitalized in the crash.

The CHP said the crash happened just before 11 p.m. Friday night in the westbound lanes of East Solano Way. The onramp was closed while the crash was investigated.

Lemuel Sirvonn Wilson Jr. is seen in this undated image.


The initial investigation revealed that an Infiniti FX was driving westbound on Highway 4 towards the Arnold Industrial Way/Solano Way off-ramp when a Dodge Durango was merging onto the on-ramp onto Highway 4 from Arnold Industrial Way/Solano Way. The Infiniti failed to negotiate the curve in the off-ramp, and continued onto a vegetation field where it merged into the westbound on-ramp, according to the CHP. They said the collision happened when the front of the Infiniti hit the left side of the Dodge. The crash caused at least one of the vehicles to flip over, causing the two children to be ejected.

The childrens' 35-year-old mother sustained major injuries and was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, the CHP said.

After the crash, the CHP says the driver of the Infiniti fled the scene on foot, heading southbound across all lanes of Highway 4 towards the Solano Drive-in movie theater. Investigators say they have evidence connecting Wilson to the Infiniti. When asked if Wilson was indeed driving the Infiniti during the crash, the family's attorney Dorian Peters said they are working to determine that.

"We don't know yet, we're all still trying to find out the information," he said.

The CHP asks that members of the public who know Wilson or may have seen him at the collision scene call the CHP Golden Gate Communications Center at (707) 551-4100. Callers should say they have information for CHP Contra Costa and Officer Odom.

Bay City News contributed to this story.
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