MONROE, N.C. — Authorities have confirmed one person is dead following a vehicle accident in Union County. According to North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers , the accident happened on Monroe-Ansonville Road near Trull Hinson Road around 4 p.m. Troopers say Johnathan Barrino was traveling west in a 2000 Honda Accord when he attempted to pass a garbage truck in a no passing zone. While attempting to get back over in his lane, authorities say Barrino lost control and collided with a F-150 truck. Barrino died at the scene.
Troopers say Barrino was not wearing a seatbelt.