Wilmington man had PCP in his system when he hit car carrying family in 2015

Wilmington man had PCP in his system when he hit car carrying family in 2015
Kenyon Nevin Lofton (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A Wilmington man who caused a serious three car crash was sentenced to up to 5 years in prison this week.

The release from the district attorney says a chemical analysis of Kenyon Lofton’s blood showed he had PCP in his system.

The crash happened on Pine Grove Road during evening rush hour on Feb. 3 2015 when Lofton tried to pass stopped traffic by crossing over the double yellow line while driving 64 mph in a 45 mph zone.

When he tried to re-enter his lane, Lofton hit a car carrying a mother and two young children, pushing the family from the road and flipping the car one and a half times. The mother sustained cuts and memory loss. A second car was also hit, but the people inside were not injured.

Lofton pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and a judge sentenced him to 48- 70 months imprisonment.

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