Fatal Accident

A Columbus County man is dead this morning after he drove his pickup truck into the back of backhoe last night. About 9 o'clock 81-year-old George Munn drove his pickup into the rear of a backhoe on highway 87 just north of Reigelwood. Investigators say Munn wasn't speeding, and they don't believe he was under the influence; but they aren't ruling out that he fell asleep behind the wheel. Portions of highway 87 were closed off for a few hours as crews cleared the scene.