WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A Wilmington man who caused a serious three car crash was sentenced to up to 5 years in prison this week.
The release from the district attorney says a chemical analysis of Kenyon Lofton’s blood showed he had PCP in his system.
The crash happened on Pine Grove Road during evening rush hour on Feb. 3 2015 when Lofton tried to pass stopped traffic by crossing over the double yellow line while driving 64 mph in a 45 mph zone.
When he tried to re-enter his lane, Lofton hit a car carrying a mother and two young children, pushing the family from the road and flipping the car one and a half times. The mother sustained cuts and memory loss. A second car was also hit, but the people inside were not injured.
Lofton pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and a judge sentenced him to 48- 70 months imprisonment.