North Carolina

Driver Injured in Accident at US 70 and Jim Sutton Rd in Lenoir County, NC

April 29, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 70 & Jim Sutton Rd, Lenoir County, NC, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
North Carolina Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Truck-Trailer
US 70 and Jim Sutton Rd
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Truck towing a trailer collided with the rear of a stopped passenger car

What Happened

Authorities are investigating a crash that injured a driver at US 70 and Jim Sutton Rd in Lenoir County, NC on April 29th, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 2:30 p.m. According to investigators, a truck towing a trailer is alleged to have failed to slow for stopped traffic prior to rear-ending a stopped passenger car and creating a chain reaction crash. Authorities say the driver of the stopped car, who was not publicly identified, was hospitalized with alleged serious injuries. Five additional individuals involved were also hospitalized with injuries believed to be less serious in nature.

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