Troopers Say Victim Was Not Wearing Seat Belt In Fatal Accident
UNION COUNTY, NC --A local man was killed after he ran a red light and collided with another vehicle.
Union County Highway Patrol say the accident happened around 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of NC Highway 200 and NC Highway 218.
They say 62-year-old Richard Simpson, owner of Simpson's Egg Farm in Monroe, ran a red light and crashed into a truck that was heading through the intersection.
Troopers say Simpson was not wearing a seat belt. No one else was injured in the crash.
This is the second accident of the year at that intersection.
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