• Troopers ID victim in fatal Union Co. wreck


    UNION COUNTY, N.C. - Police identified the victim in Tuesday's fatal Union County wreck as Jonathan Brian Barrino, 22, of Monroe.

    Barrino was driving a 2000 Honda Accord west on Monroe-Ansonville Road in Union County when he passed a garbage truck in a no-passing zone, according to troopers.

    He tried to return to his lane after the pass, lost control and crossed the center line when his vehicle collided with a 2011 Ford F-150 pickup driven by 48-year-old Terry Griffin, who was not injured.

    Barrino was not wearing a seat belt, according to authorities.

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