Lenoir crash kills 1, troopers say
The crash happened near Valway Road.
Published: Feb. 22, 2023 at 9:15 AM EST
LENOIR, N.C. (WBTV) - A man was killed Tuesday following a crash involving a tree Tuesday evening in Lenoir.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol was called out shortly after 5 p.m. to Valway Road in Lenoir to investigate a wreck.
Troopers say Jonathon Irineo Betancourt, 24, of Conover was driving down Valway Road when he crossed the center line, ran off the road to the left and hit a tree.
Betancourt died at the scene.
He was not wearing a seatbelt.
Troopers say speed was a contributing factor, according to their investigation.
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