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Head-On Crash Tragically Kills One on NC 150 in Lincoln County, North Carolina (NC)

July 05, 2020

LINCOLN COUNTY, NC- writes that a head-on collision occurred this week in Lincoln County. The incident took place on NC 150 close to ivy Church Road.*

Reports indicate that a 2019 Silverado drifted across the center line and into oncoming traffic. The Silverado collided with a 2020 CRV traveling in the opposite direction. 

The man operating the CRV, identified as a retired police chief from Gaston County, was killed in the impact. Two other individuals suffered injuries in the wreck, but reports did not indicate their conditions or identities. 

The driver of the Silverado is in the hospital as well. Police reports indicate that impairment is a suspected factor and that charges are pending in relation to the deadly accident. 

The victim was an officer for more than three decades. He served as the Assistant Chief with the Gaston County Police Department and as the Chief of Campus Police and Security for the Gaston College. 

In a recent study, both North and South Carolina made the top ten list for the worst states for drunk drivers. The research that led to these rankings looked at the number of DUI arrests per 100,000 people and the number of deaths attributed to DUIs per 100,000 people. North Carolina fell into seventh place with 27,915 DUI arrests and 421 fatalities caused by drunk motorists in 2018. In North Carolina, 29 percent of all traffic deaths were the result of drunk drivers. In general, the south tends to have worse records for drunk drivers than other parts of the country. Massachusetts had the best record according to the study’s findings. The worst state was Wyoming. 

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