BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- A fatal accident Friday backed up traffic along Highway 421 outside of Wilmington.
It happened in front of the Battleship North Carolina sign. Authorities say a Toyota Sedan and a Waste Industries truck collided in the northbound lane.
Richard Butler, 75, of Brunswick, Georgia died at the scene. His wife was also in the car. She was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
The driver of the truck is also in the hospital. Both the woman and the truck driver are in good condition.
Authorities say Butler failed to yield the right of way.