The North Carolina Highway Patrol reported on May 19 that the mayor of Proctorville suffered fatal personal injuries in a crash in Robeson County on the night of May 18.


According to the accident report filed by Trooper J.S. Ransom, 70-year-old Horace Biggs Johnson died in a two-vehicle collision that took place shortly before 7 p.m.


Election officials say that Johnson was re-elected as mayor of Proctorville, which is a small town of about 130 residents, in 2009.


The report said that Johnson was northbound on Broadridge Road, approximately three miles from Proctorville, when he ran a stop sign, resulting in a collision.


The report said that Johnson was ejected from the vehicle.

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