|Rural car wreck claims Union City man |
|Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 3:01 pm |
|An early morning single-vehicle accident on Friday has claimed the life of 25-year-old Richard Lugten of Union City. According to a fatality report issued by the Tennessee Highway patrol, Lugten was traveling west on Mt. Pelia Road when he crossed the center line. |
In an attempt to regain control of his Ford F-150 truck, Lugten apparently over-corrected and struck an embankment. The report claims Lugten’s vehicle overturned, partially ejecting from the truck.
The accident was reported shortly before 3 p.m. He was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the report. The incident remains under investigation.