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NCHP: One dead in Union Co. wreck

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Richard Simpson (Courtesy: NCFBMagazine.org) Richard Simpson (Courtesy: NCFBMagazine.org)
UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Emergency crews are on the scene of a fatal wreck in Union County, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

The accident happened after 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of NC Highway 200 and Highway 218, near New Salem.

NCHP told WBTV that it appeared a man, identified as Richard Simpson, was driving a Ford F150 when he ran a red light and struck a Chevy Silverado.

Simpson died from his injuries in the crash. Officials said he was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the Silverado was not reported to be injured.

This is the second fatal accident at the intersection this month, the first being on January 9.

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