The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Lincoln County yesterday (April 12). The deceased is 22-year-old Elizabeth Erin Reed of Shelby.
The accident occurred at about 3:35 yesterday afternoon on N.C. Highway 18 at the intersection of N.C. Highway 27. The driver of a 1997 Honda Accord traveling west on Highway 27 attempted to turn left onto Highway 18, failed to yield the right of way at the stop sign, and collided with a northbound 2000 Peterbilt tractor-trailer.
The driver of the Honda, Elizabeth Erin Reed, passed away at the scene. The driver of the truck, a 54-year-old man from Olin, N.C., was not injured. No charges are expected.