Mt Holly man killed in Lincoln Co. crash

A man from Mt. Holly, N.C. died in a crash in Lincoln County Saturday afternoon after trying to evade police, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol. 

Edward Frank Case, Jr., 49, was on a motorcycle traveling eastbound on N.C. Hwy 27 in Lincoln County around 2:50 pm when officers with Lincolnton P.D. attempted to pull him over.

Case refused to stop for officers and continued eastbound toward Gaston County. He then attempted to pass a pickup truck on the double yellow line and that's when he struck a Toyota Tundra head-on. 

Case died on the scene and the 2 occupants of the Toyota Tundra suffered only minor injuries, according to troopers.