LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (FOX 46) - North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to reports of a fatal crash Wednesday night in Lincoln County.
23-year-old Jeremiah Adkins was driving eastbound on Highway 27, also known as Shoal Road, when he lost control of his car and hit a tree.
Adkins was killed instantly, according to highway patrol. After Adkins' car hit the tree it rolled into a pond.
Firefighters were able to get Adkins and the passenger, 25-year-old Demarius Hopper out of the car.
Troopers say Hopper was taken to CMC Main and is in critical condition.
The investigation is ongoing and authorities believe speed was a factor.