Community Living | Coupon | Police Scanner | E-News Signup | Archives | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Have a HOT TIP? Call 704-276-6587 Or E-mail us At LH@LincolnHerald.net
Advanced Search
Lincoln Herald | Lincolnton, NC


home : news : law enforcement June 26, 2022

originally posted June 14th, updated June 21st
Golf Cart Hit by Drunk Driver Near Statesville: Two Dead
Golf carts are legal on streets and roads in many counties including Lincoln, but only with certain restrictions.  While the tragic collision Monday night in Iredell County was caused by an inebriated driver, it's worth noting that when a car or truck and a golf cart collide, it can be fatal for those on the golf cart.
Golf carts are legal on streets and roads in many counties including Lincoln, but only with certain restrictions.  While the tragic collision Monday night in Iredell County was caused by an inebriated driver, it's worth noting that when a car or truck and a golf cart collide, it can be fatal for those on the golf cart.

NC Highway Patrol


Two people were killed Monday night when a car driven by an allegedly drunk driver struck a golf cart in Iredell County. The Highway Patrol reports that the fatal collision occurred on Fort Dobbs Road in a residential area northwest of Statesville.

HIWAY PATROL UPDATE:  In reference to the fatal collision on June 13th in Iredell County on Fort Dobbs Road, an additional passenger from the golf cart has died.  Jada Marlowe, 13, of Statesville, passed away on Monday, June 20.  Additional charges against Austin Harmon, the driver of the Honda, are pending the ongoing investigation and continued consultation with the Iredell County District Attorney’s Office.

A 2009 Honda Accord was traveling west on Ford Dobbs Road, crossed the centerline, and collided with a golf cart that was traveling east.

The driver of the golf cart, Michael Shane Marlowe, 39, of Statesville, and a 5-year-old passenger, Bentley Marlowe, succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Four passengers on the golf cart, ages 2, 13, 16, and 26, were critically injured and transported by medical helicopters to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

The driver of the Honda, Austin Ray Harmon, 23, of Statesville, was not injured. Harmon was arrested and charged with driving while impaired, two counts of felony death by vehicle, and three counts of felony serious injury by vehicle.

[Lincoln Herald addendum: The speed limit on Fort Dobbs Road, where the tragedy occurred, is 45 mph. It's a road in a neighborhood similar to Country Club Road in Lincolnton. Different cities and counties have differing laws related to use of golf carts on streets and roads, but while Lincolnton allows golf carts on city streets, use of them is subject to certain restrictions. Golf carts limited to those streets within the city limits which have a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less; they may not be operated on the following streets or roadways regardless of the speed limit: (a) Any part of Main Street Hwy 27 from Flint Street east to the city limits; any portion of US 321 or any portion of Generals Blvd. If operated at night, they must have headlights and tail lights.  Golf carts are also legal on certain residential roads in Lincoln County, but only on designated roads where the speed limit is less than 35 mph.]



1 - Erie Insurance 300

CLICK HERE
to have us email you 
the latest news every day--

Since 2012, the Lincoln Herald has been providing local news for Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba and Cleveland counties, information about community events, sports scores, the obituaries, and more.

Thanks for visiting our website.  Follow us on Facebook at LincolnHerald.net and on Twitter  @LincolnHerald20.


1 - Court Street Grill 550




Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   
























HomeNewsState NewsReligionOpinionSportsObituariesExtrasCommunityClassifiedsSubmitLife

Terms and Use | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Site Design and Content
Copyright Lincoln Herald, LLC 2011-2021

 


Software © 1998-2022 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved