Chenoa Partin Obituary, 1 Killed, Another Injured In Hickory Suspected Impaired Driving Crash
Chenoa Partin Obituary, One Killed, Another Injured In Hickory Suspected Impaired Driving Crash
One person is dead after a suspected impaired driving crash Saturday morning in Hickory.
Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol were called out to investigate the crash around 6:15 a.m. It happened on N.C. 127, close to Leslie Avenue.
Investigators say that a 1990 Ford Mustang was headed east on the highway before heading off the right side of the road, hitting a road sign and then a tree.
The driver was identified as Kiowa Chenoa Partin, 24, of Newton. He died at the scene. His passenger was taken to a hospital and is expected to be OK.
According to troopers, neither person had a seatbelt on and were both ejected from the car.
They also said the initial investigation shows that impairment and reckless driving were contributing factors to the crash.
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