2 die in weekend Lincoln County traffic incidents

Two people died over the weekend following separate traffic accidents in Lincoln County.

Almeco Anderson, 29, of Lincolnton was struck by a car as he was crossing Springs East Road around 5 a.m. Saturday.

The accident occurred in a dark part of the roadway near U.S. 321 Business and Buffalo Shoals Road, said Officer K.L. Hall of the N.C. Highway Patrol in Lincoln County.

Anderson was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he died of his injuries. The driver of the car that struck him was not charged.

Earlier, a driver from Belmont lost control of his pickup truck shortly after 8 a.m. Friday on northbound U.S. 321 in Lincoln County.

Samuel Young, 35, was traveling at a high rate of speed while not wearing a seat belt, Hall said.

Young traveled off the road and into the median. He then tried to correct his steering and traveled back onto the roadway but eventually hit a guard rail on the right side of the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms