Driver ID'd in Wilmington crash that tore car in two (PHOTOS)

Leon Wilson

March 28, 2013 2:40:55 PM PDT
The driver accused of causing a wreck in Wilmington, Delaware - that left his car torn in two - has been identified.

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Leon Wilson, 37, of the 400 block of Robinson Drive in Wilmington, is now in police custody.

Police say Wilson was behind the wheel of a black Acura Legacy when officers spotted him driving recklessly at 11:45 a.m. Thursday.

The officers tried to pull him over, but Wilson fled on Greenhill Avenue.

Police say that, due to the high speeds, they broke off pursuit. However, Wilson allegedly kept going only to collide with a pickup truck at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Greenhill avenues.

The truck hit Wilson's Acura in the right side. The Acura then hit a traffic pole and split in two.

Amazingly, both Wilson and a passenger in the vehicle survived. Wilson has been treated and released, while the passenger is hospitalized in stable condition.

The pickup truck driver has also been treated and released.

Police say charges against Wilson are pending and he is being held on a probation violation. The passenger, who allegedly tried to get out of the car during the pursuit, will not be charged.