Woman Critical After Lenoir County Head-On Crash On U.S. 70

A woman was critically injured after a head-on crash this afternoon in Lenoir County.

The Highway Patrol says three vehicles were involved in the crash around 2:50 p.m. at U.S. 70 and Cobb Road, east of Kinston.

Trooper J.B. Locklear says a pickup truck with three people inside was westbound, and tried to make a left onto Cobb Road. He said the pickup didn't yield to an oncoming Ford Explorer and the two vehicles collided head-on.

The Explorer then spun around the struck a FedEx van that was at the stop sign on Cobb Road. Two women inside the SUV were injured, one of those in critical condition. A person in the pickup truck was also injured.

Locklear says the accident remains under investigation.

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