Fatal crash at UNCW leaves sophomore dead

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  • 2022-10-03 19:13:54Z
  • By Star News
A student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington died Saturday, Oct.
A student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington died Saturday, Oct.  

A teenager was arrested over the weekend after a fatal car accident at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington left a sophomore student dead, university officials confirmed Monday.

Nicholas Henry Pohlman, 19, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, impaired driving and consuming alcohol under 21 years of age in connection with the incident.

The UNCW Police Department said Pohlman was "recklessly" driving a Jeep Wrangler in a grassy area in the parking lot at 632 South College Road when it crashed shortly after midnight on Oct. 1. The lot is owned by UNCW, police said.

UNCW police said Howard Lashon Coleman II was one of two passengers in the car and Pohlman was driving. Coleman suffered a fatal injury when the vehicle crashed, police said.

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Pohlman is not a UNCW student, according to the university.

According to a statement from the university, 20-year-old Coleman was a computer science major from Troutman, North Carolina.

The university informed the campus community of the incident Saturday and provided information about grief support offered to students, faculty and staff.

An investigation is ongoing, university police said.

Jamey Cross is the public safety reporter at the StarNews. Reach her at jbcross@gannett.com or message her on Twitter @jameybcross.

This article originally appeared on Wilmington StarNews: Teen charged after fatal car crash kills UNCW sophomore


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