Accident claims 1
Posted: Thursday, August 5, 2010 12:15 pm
The Messenger, August 5, 2010
A Union City man died in a one-vehicle traffic accident early today in the Mt. Pelia area of Weakley County.
Richard “R.J.” Lugten, 25, died in a crash that occurred just after 3 a.m. on Highway 216 near Pointer Road, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety.
He was driving a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup at the time of the accident.
The accident is being investigated by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and no other details were available from the THP at press time today.