NEW INFO: Speeding Car Crashes Into La Grange Church

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Three young men were injured after deputies say their fast moving vehicle slammed into a Lenoir County church last night.

The church that was hit is St. James Church of Christ - Disciples of Christ Church on the corner of Queen St. and Hadden St. in La Grange.

Lenoir County deputies say Rasheed Outlaw of La Grange was driving the vehicle that hit the church, while Yasin Boykins and Duane Bright were passengers. Their car was almost completely inside the church.

Major Chris Hill says Outlaw's car was traveling at a high rate of speed and went straight through a curve, went off the side of the road and through the parking lot. He says alcohol is suspected and there is no indication the three were wearing seat belts. All three men had to be freed from the wreckage.

The two passengers were taken to Lenoir Memorial Hospital, while the 19-year-old driver was transferred to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where he's in fair condition. Hill says charges may be pending in the crash.

WITN's Chris Jones was on the scene Wednesday morning and described the hole as five to six feet wide and ten to twelve feet tall. The damage to the church was off the parking lot.

Church members are now trying to figure out where they will hold Sunday services.


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  • by kinston on Oct 20, 2011 at 08:19 AM
    I was in the er when these men were in there. if you read the article only 1 was seriously injured. the others were not... i saw 1 in the waiting room talking with the family of the man who was hurt. When tellng my family about my nite I called him the Church man. And no I wasnt working there,I was with my child waiting to get her seen.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: greenville on Oct 19, 2011 at 04:18 PM
    Sorry anonymous ... but if it makes the news they are not off-limits, especially since it was reported that alcohol was possibly a factor. Now on with the jokes .... This is what happens when you try to straighten a curve.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 at 02:38 PM
    this is not funny those young mens is severly injured and yall making jokes about it what if it was your fam what wud u do?..exactly now u thinking about it..wat u need to be doin is praying and hopin they are okay..this is not a laughing cituation
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      by English course at your local community college on Oct 19, 2011 at 08:50 PM in reply to
      Hope what you said is not important for I simply cannot understand it.
  • by Ernestine Location: enc on Oct 19, 2011 at 02:24 PM
    You see now what happens when you go to church, you're wrecked!
  • by dee dee Location: t-town on Oct 19, 2011 at 10:33 AM
    now, "A Religious Car", u are a trip. I fell to the floor laughing at your Krazy As*. I don't even know u but that was a good one!!! I do hope these boys are ok and that they SPEED to recovery (ha!ha!) God Bless them and their families.
  • by Sha-Zamm on Oct 19, 2011 at 04:40 AM
    to A Religious Car? You crack me up, that's funny right thar I don't care who you are :)
  • by teacher Location: LaGrange on Oct 19, 2011 at 04:33 AM
    Well now, maybe the Lord was trying to show these boys the way!
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      by Anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 at 12:47 PM in reply to teacher
      He does work in mysterious ways :)
  • by Anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 at 04:10 AM
    There used to be a drive thru window at a church/funeral home in Goldsboro too! Very inovative!
  • by A Religious Car? on Oct 18, 2011 at 09:08 PM
    Maybe it needed a new altar-nator.
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      by The ePope on Oct 19, 2011 at 05:07 AM in reply to A Religious Car?
      Now that's funny! I Bless you with spiritual RainX so your sins will bead up and wash away.
    • reply
      by porkchop on Oct 19, 2011 at 06:14 AM in reply to A Religious Car?
      Naw. They heard the calling.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 at 10:23 AM in reply to A Religious Car?
      ALTAR nator FUNNY!! lol
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