Two killed in Lenoir crash

Two killed in Lenoir crash

LENOIR, NC (WBTV) - A driver and passenger were killed in a single-vehicle crash in Lenoir Wednesday.

The deadly crash happened around 8:03 p.m. in the 1800 block of Valway Road.

Police say 39-year-old Darrell Dean Proffit was driving a white Toyota pickup when he ran off the right side of the road, got back on the road, crossed the center line, over-corrected and crashed into a large tree.

Police say Proffit and his passenger, 28-year-old Elizabeth Dawn Collins, were both pronounced dead at the scene. Both were wearing their seatbelts.

Investigators are working to determine whether there were any contributing factors.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lenoir Police Department at 828-757-2100 or Crime Stoppers at 828-758-8300.

The investigation is ongoing.

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