SPECIAL REPORT TO BLOWING ROCK NEWS. By Master Trooper Jeffrey S. Swagger. June 9, 2019. LINCOLN COUNTY, NC — On Saturday, 8 June 2019 at approximately 7:50 p.m., a single vehicle collision in Lincoln County resulted in 3 fatalities. The collision occurred on NC 27 in the area of Rock Dam Road.
The preliminary investigation indicates a vehicle was traveling west on NC 27, hydroplaned and ran off the road, collided with a tree, and overturned in Rockdam Creek. All three occupants were trapped in the vehicle which was on its side and submerged in approximately 6 feet of water. The creek waters were higher than normal due to heavy rainfall over the past two days. Rescue efforts were greatly hindered by extremely heavy rainfall at the time.