A well-known Union County man was killed in an accident on Thursday afternoon.
Troopers from the North Carolina Highway Patrol said 62-year-old Richard Simpson was killed when he ran a red light and collided with a truck at the intersection of N.C. Highway 200 and N.C. Highway 218 around 12:30 p.m.
Simpson was the owner of Simpson's Egg Farm in Monroe.
Simpson was driving his truck on N.C. Highway 218 when did not stop for a red light and his truck collided with another truck heading through the intersection, according to troopers.
Authorities also said Simpson was not wearing a seat belt. The driver in the other truck was not injured.
This is the second fatal accident in the last month at this intersection. A man was killed on January 9 when police say a tractor-trailer sped through a red light and plowed into a truck.
An 18-wheeler approached a red light at the intersection and did not slow down, striking a plumbing pick-up truck, according to officials.
The driver of the plumbing truck, Larry Mitchell Smith of Stanfield, was flown to Carolinas Medical Center but later died.
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