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Wednesday Night Crash Claims Man’s Life

A man was killed in a Wednesday night (April 10) crash in Lincoln County. The deceased is 59-year-old Timothy Mark Eaker of Cherryville.

At approximately 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to N.C. 182 near Sorrells Baxter Road. A 2016 Jeep Cherokee was traveling east on N.C. 182 and struck a bicyclist who was riding eastbound in the roadway. The bicyclist was not wearing any reflective clothing, the roadway was not lighted, and no lights were on the bicycle.

The bicyclist, Timothy Mark Eaker, passed away as a result of his injuries at the scene. The driver of the Jeep, a Lawndale resident, was not injured. The initial investigation does not indicate impairment or speed to be contributing factors. During the on-scene investigation, the roadway was closed in the area for several hours. No charges are expected to be filed in this case.