Two people injured in a crash that took the life of 19-year-old Allen Paul Barnes early yesterday (August 12) in Lenoir have been treated for their injuries at Caldwell Memorial Hospital and released, according to a spokesperson with the Lenoir Police Department.
Courtney Barnes was a passenger in a 2003 Kia driven by Allen Barnes, who was her husband. Mr. Barnes was pronounced dead at the scene. The Barnes’ home is on Freezer Locker Road in Hudson.
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.
A preliminary investigation indicates that speed, road conditions and equipment on the Kia were factors in crash.