Man charged with DWI after 130 mph crash leaves woman in critical condition

A man charged with drunken driving careened down a Salisbury street at 130 mph before a crash that left a woman critically injured, news reports say.

The three-vehicle crash Monday morning occurred on Jake Alexander Boulevard, the Salisbury Post reported. Salisbury police charged Abraham Teya Morris, 43, of Salisbury, with driving while impaired and driving left of center.

Police said Morris was driving north when he crossed the street’s center line at more than 100 mph, the Post reported, and hit an oncoming car driven by Kendra Whitaker, 35.

Morris’ speedometer was stuck at 130 mph following the crash, WSOC reported. The engine of his Honda was thrown 90 feet into a parking lot, it said.

Rescue workers labored for more than an hour to free Whitaker from her car, which was pushed into a third vehicle. She was flown by helicopter to a Winston-Salem hospital.

Bruce Henderson: 704-358-5051, @bhender