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Motorcyclist Killed In Lincoln County Crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Saturday night (September 2). The deceased is 41-year-old Robert Kelly Lewis of Cherryville.

On Saturday at approximately 7:10 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Old Lincolnton Crouse Road near NC 182 in Lincoln County. A 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southwest on Old Lincolnton Crouse Road and drove off the left side of the road.  The driver was ejected from the motorcycle and struck a utility pole.

The driver of the motorcycle, Robert Kelly Lewis, passed away as a result of his injuries at the scene. During the on-scene investigation, Old Lincolnton Crouse Road was closed in the area for one hour. The initial investigation indicates excessive speed to be the contributing circumstance in the collision.