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Man Killed In Weekend Crash

A man was killed in a weekend crash in Lincoln County. The deceased is 27-year-old Demarco Jauan Cathcart of Charlotte.

On Saturday (July 22) at approximately 7:10 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Unity Church Road near Pine Lake Road. A 2009 Infinity G37 was traveling west on Unity Church Road, drove off the right side of the road, struck a tree, and caught on fire.

The driver of the Infinity, Demarco Jauan Cathcart, passed away as a result of his injuries at the scene. During the on-scene investigation, Unity Church Road was closed in the area for two hours. The initial investigation indicates excessive speed and reckless driving to be the contributing circumstances in the collision.