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Fourth man identified in train crash

February 16, 2011

Hickory Police learned the identity of a man who fled from a car before it was struck by a train near Union Square last weekend.

Dontea Kennedy, 21, of Maiden, allegedly got out of a 2010 Dodge Challenger early Sunday morning and fled on foot before a train collided with the car, injuring one of the passengers. Police didn't know Kennedy's identity at the time of the crash, only that there was a fourth male in the car.

Hickory Police Sgt. C. Anderson said the Challenger was driven by Cedric Genwright, 26, of Lenoir. Antonio Glover, 23, of Conover, was another passenger in the vehicle. Everyone but Antonio Poston, 37, of Hickory, escaped the car before it was hit by the train. Poston was sitting on the rear passenger side of the vehicle, which is where the train struck the car.

According to Anderson, Poston remains in critical, but stable, condition at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Anderson didn't comment about whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash. He said police will give their findings in the investigation to the District Attorney's Office to determine if charges are warranted in the incident.

Anderson said he expects some misdemeanor charges to be filed in the crash early next week.

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