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Man Killed In Friday Wreck

A Statesville man was killed in a crash last Friday (June 24) in Iredell County. The deceased is 58-year-old Eric Lamont Overcash. At approximately 5:55 p.m. Friday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Interstate 77 South near mile marker 47. A 2013 Harley-Davidson was traveling south on I-77 in the right lane behind a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche. The Chevrolet began stopping due to heavy traffic ahead. The motorcycle failed to adequately reduce speed, collided with the rear corner of the truck, and overturned.

Eric Lamont Overcash
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The driver of the Harley-Davidson, Eric Lamont Overcash, passed away at the scene. The 16-year-old driver of the Chevrolet was not injured. The initial investigation does not indicate alcohol impairment to be a factor. No charges are expected.