19-year-old Allen Paul Barnes of Freezer Locker Road in Hudson was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Lenoir early this morning (August 12).
At approximately 5:19 a.m., a 2003 Kia passenger car driven by Barnes was heading north on the 2700 block of Ellerwood Road in Lenoir with his wife Courtney Barnes as a passenger. While going around a curve, the Kia crossed the center lane and ran head-on into a 2004 GMC driven by Tammy Church Houck of Alfred Hartley Road in Lenoir.
Mr. Barnes was pronounced dead on the scene. A preliminary investigation indicates that speed, road conditions and equipment on the Kia were factors in crash.
Authorities have not released any information regarding the condition of Ms. Barnes or Ms. Houck.