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Logging Truck Driver Charged With Misdemeanor

Posted June 4, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A logging truck driver has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle in connection with this Monday's fatal traffic accident in Fuquay-Varina.

Authorities say Steven Wayne Coffee Jr., 25, of Princeton, ran a red light on U.S. 401 and plowed into a car. The driver of the car, Ada Upchurch, died in the accident.

It is the second time Coffee has faced such a charge. Records show he was convicted in Wayne County in connection with a 1993 accident.