Gaston & Catawba

Woman dies in Lenoir wreck

A 22-year-old Lenoir woman was killed and five other people injured early Monday in a one-vehicle Caldwell County wreck.

The victim is identified as Amanda Marie McKinney.

Lenoir police say the 2000 Hyundai being driven by McKinney went off Southwest Boulevard, hit a guardrail, and went down an embankment. The wreck happened about 2:45 a.m. Monday near Bradford Mountain Road.

McKinney and a passenger were thrown from the vehicle. The other passengers had to be freed from the wreckage by rescue workers.

Police are investigating the wreck and have not announced a cause.