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Man Killed In Wednesday Crash

A man was killed in a Wednesday (January 24) crash. The deceased is 37-year-old Jessie Allen Adams of Lincolnton.

At approximately 2:10 p.m., Wednesday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Hoover Elmore Road near Cat Square Road in Lincoln County. A 2003 Honda Element was traveling west on Hoover Elmore Road, drove off the right side of the road, and struck a tree.

The driver of the Element, Jessie Allen Adams, passed away from his injuries at the scene. Adams was not restrained by a seatbelt.

The initial investigation does not indicate impairment or speed to be contributing factors in the collision.  During the on-scene investigation, the roadway was closed in the area for approximately one hour.