Additional details have been released on a fatal crash Thursday (March 10) in Lincoln County. Shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision involving two vehicles in Lincoln County on U.S. 321 South near mile-marker 26. A 2011 Ford Econoline van was stopped in the right lane of US 321 South.
A southbound 2015 Volvo tractor-trailer collided with the van. The operator of the Ford, 23-year-old Anthony Robert Valverde of Fort Mill, South Carolina, passed away at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. U.S. 321 South was closed in the area for approximately three hours. The investigation is continuing.