One Killed In Lenoir County Crash

One person was killed in a head on crash Christmas Eve around 3:30 p.m. in Lenoir County.

The Highway Patrol says it happened on Washington Street near Firetower Road, just outside of La Grange. They say one vehicle ran off the highway, over-corrected and then hit an SUV.

The 30-year-old driver of the car was killed at the scene, while the other driver was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Troopers have not yet released the names of those involved.


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  • by wendy Location: LaGrange on Jan 10, 2011 at 01:40 PM
    Just reading these comments some so called aldults need to grow up your on here talking junk to a family who just lost there son at Christmas shame on you for on judement day you will answer for it to the victims family i will continue to pray for you all to the suvior glad you are ok to everyone else that was not a part of the accident if you cant send god messages shut up and mind your bussiness. But being from lagrange there was no body sitting at bojangles that could have seen anything that happened at Firetower rd and washington st no way at all!!!!!!!
  • by Bothered Location: NC on Dec 28, 2010 at 08:37 PM
    Why wasn't my other comment posted WITN? If you're not going to post it, I would like to know why. There was no offensive content...just continuation of dialogue.????
  • by Anon on Dec 28, 2010 at 08:35 PM
    Pete, I watched news coverage of this tonight on another network and there was an interview with the Highway Patrol officer who clocked him. The officer said there were no lights and sirens and the driver seemed unaware of his presence, so maybe that wasn't the reason for the speed.
  • by Pete Location: LaGrange on Dec 28, 2010 at 07:48 PM
    Its a NC law that you need a valid drivers liscence to be able to travel on the open road!! If you dont and get stopped than who would want to spend Christmas in jail.. Prior charges and being on probation would probably land you there if you pull over!!!
  • by Love Location: Heaven on Dec 28, 2010 at 05:59 PM
    Is it against the Terms of Use to mention another station's coverage of this crash????? I didn't read that anywhere but my last comment was not added...and I'm sure because I'm referenced another station. Let's be fair with this message board...free speech. And I digress... I send prayers for everyone. Obviously the family of Mr. Garner is devastated and the family/friends of Mr. Johnnny seems to be sensitive about this issue too; it really shows up here. I'm sorry Mr. Johnny that you were an innocent victim, but God does not love the Dawson/Garner family any less than he loves you. To Mr. Johnny's family/friends, he is still alive! Praise God and don't miss your continued blessings by hating the other family (who by the way is not responsible). To the Dawson/Garner family, I'm sorry for your loss and the timing, but God heals all wounds. Forgive, move forward, and love!
  • by heelatious Location: kinston on Dec 28, 2010 at 05:20 PM
    jsf....how stupid for u to say "its hard to believe he was going that fast" well he was & didnt make it. when you do something stupid like that you have to be accountable. prayers still going out to you Mr. Johnny
  • by Bothered Location: NC on Dec 28, 2010 at 04:54 PM
    Pete, a reporter's job is to provide information as accurately as possible or that is called libel. There were very obvious inaccuracies in the Kinston.com article that could have been remedied by not basing your entire article on the words of one witness or by not distorting the words of your witness. You learn this stuff in journalism school. Go to the scene, like the nice fella from WCTI did today...he knocked on doors and saw the car and location for himself. See his report on their website. Also, most of these comments have nothing to do with blaming the other driver...poor guy in the Jeep just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time (which could have been any of us). What I'm saying, and many of the other people are saying, is that Mr. Garner is gone--the other man survived--and there is no reason to spew hate. I have no doubt that the HP reports are true, but that still does not take away the fact families are hurting. It's not called denial, it's called love.
  • by Pete Location: la on Dec 28, 2010 at 03:49 PM
    Cars dont usually split in half unless they are traveling at a high rate of speed!!!
  • by Pete Location: LaGrange on Dec 28, 2010 at 03:45 PM
    I guess this guy wasnt speeding and would never break the law. They might as well blame the other driver. Why would the highway patrol lie about the accident. Sometimes we have to except the truth and let it rest. Probably a majority of accidents dont have every little bit of info exactly 100% right!!!
  • by jsf Location: lagrange on Dec 28, 2010 at 06:24 AM
    this story has a lot of incorrect information one thing i did not like was the statement that said i knew he was going to kill himself or someone elese that was not called for u must think how this family is feeling to read or hear harsh thing about there love one ive lived in lagrange all my life and its hard to believe that he was going that fast in that area.this youn man was someones son,father, brother ect.do not post harsh things the family has been through enough to lose someone is hard then to lose them on christmas eve lets all remember what God died for let us show this family the same love God shows us we never know what may happen in our lives or our family so let pray for the Daswon family that our God gives them strength to put away there love one praying that God covers you the Dawson family and always remember that he is to wise to ever make a mistake.
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