Two people were injured in a crash in Lenoir during which a vehicle caught on fire. On Tuesday (December 1) at 9:08 p.m., the Lenoir Police Department responded to a call of a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Creekway Drive, near Poplar Street. When emergency personnel arrived on scene, they found two people with injuries.
33-year-old Luis Alonso Rodriquez Cardenas of Lenoir, was driving a 2016 RAV 4 south on Creekway Drive. The vehicle went left of center, then off the roadway, and struck a tree. After coming to rest, the vehicle caught on fire. It appears that speed was a factor in the crash. The driver, as well as a passenger, 30-year-old Yessnia Hernandez Lopez, were outside of the vehicle upon arrival of emergency personnel.
Cardenas was taken to CMC Main via helicopter and was listed in stable condition with no details on injuries. Lopez was taken to Wake Forest Baptist via helicopter and was also listed in stable condition with no details on injuries. This investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the Lenoir Police