The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department has reported the following local incident:

July 26

An accident occurred on Route 1 in Newcastle involving Michael Lunt, 59, of Friendship and Jesse M. Clark, 20, of Montville. Clark was stopped on Route 1, facing southbound, waiting to make a left turn onto Snead Spur in his 2000 Honda Civic. Lunt was operating his 2013 Chrysler 200 southbound when he failed to see Clark stopped and swerved to the right, striking the right rear corner of Clark’s vehicle. Lt. Michael Murphy was the investigating officer.

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