Felony Hit and Run in Lenoir

Felony Hit and Run in Lenoir

On Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 5:50 AM, the Lenoir Police Department responded to a motor  vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the 1500 block of Morganton Boulevard. The investigation  indicated a pedestrian was struck by three different vehicles. At the time of the crash, the  pedestrian was walking in the roadway on Morganton Boulevard. The second vehicle to make  contact with the pedestrian failed to remain at the scene of the crash and has not yet been located.  As of now, there is no description of the vehicle that fled the scene.  

There was no indication of impairment with any of the parties that officers interacted with at the  crash scene.  

The pedestrian, Justin Allen Franklin (28 years old) of Lenoir, was transported to Atrium Health  Wake Forest Baptist Hospital with life threatening injuries.  

The Lenoir Police Department is asking for anyone with information related to this incident, please  contact the Lenoir Police Department at 828-757-2100 or anonymously through the Lenoir /  Caldwell Crime Stoppers tip line at 828-758-8300.  

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all parties involved. 

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