Three injured in wreck
A wreck Friday morning sent three people to the hospital and tied up traffic on Morganton Boulevard.
A Honda SUV was traveling east on the four-lane thoroughfare at 7:38 a.m. and entered the left turn lane to drop a child off at Gamewell Elementary School. The driver, 79-year-old Ada Laws, did not see a 2007 Kia sedan heading west, said N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper David Church. The two cars collided, and the impact sent the Honda's front end into the eastbound lane, where it collided with a Chevrolet pickup.
Laws, of 2471 Long Pine Place in Lenoir, and her granddaughter, 7-year-old Gabrille McCall of 3620 Clark's Chapel Road, were taken to Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Also taken was the driver of the Kia, 28-year-old Alexandra Baker of 414 Spruce St. SW in Lenoir. None of the injuries were life-threatening.
Laws was ticketed for failure to yield the right-of-way.
Traffic was held up in all four lanes for about a half-hour, Church said.