Tuesday, 08 October 2019 13:51

Suspect Sought in Fatal Tuesday Evening Crash in Lenoir

Kenneth Avery Davis Kenneth Avery Davis courtesy of Lenoir Police Dept.

36-year-old Kenneth Avery Davis is wanted by Lenoir Police in connection to an accident last night (October 7) that claimed the life of 25-year-old Marriah Kelly Warren of Forrest Hill Drive in Lenoir.

Lenoir Police responded to the crash scene at about 6:45 p.m. yesterday. The accident occurred at the intersection of Harper Avenue and Fairview Drive in Lenoir. Ms. Warren was driving a 1999 Honda Accord south on Fairview Drive and Davis was driving a 2012 Ford Taurus west on Harper Avenue when the vehicles collided in the intersection.

Ms. Warren was transported to Caldwell U.N.C. Healthcare where she was pronounced dead at 7:22 p.m. Davis fled the scene on foot prior to the arrival of emergency personnel. A passenger, James Andrew Powell, was traveling with Davis. Powell was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries. He was treated and released.

Davis remains at large. A warrant has been issued charging Davis with felony hit & run resulting in serious injury or death. The Lenoir Police Department is conducting an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Kenneth Avery Davis should call Lenoir Police at 828-757-2100 or call Crime Stoppers at 828-758-8300.

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