May 28, 2014
The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County the week of May 12.
The reports are public record.
A wreck occurred on Little Peak Road at 4:43 p.m. on May 12.
According to the narrative, Jeffrey Price, of Laurel Springs, was driving south on Little Peak Road near Scottsville, when he drove off the road, struck a rock and hit a stream, where the vehicle came to rest.
The 2001 Toyota Price was driving was rendered not drivable and had estimated damages totaling $2,000.
Price was cited for DWI, failure to maintain lane control and careless and reckless driving.
Price blew a 0.22 during a breathalyzer test.
A two car accident occurred at the parking lot of Welch’s Produce at 5:32 p.m. on May 13.
According to the narrative, the vehicles Diana Goodman, of Laurel Springs and Audrey Dancy of Jefferson were parked, when Goodman backed into Dancy’s vehicle.
There were no injuries, and both vehicles were rendered drivable. Goodman’s 2014 Subaru and Dancy’s 2006 Mazda both had estimated damage of $500.
Goodman was cited for unsafe movement.
Deep Ford Road
A collision between a vehicle and a deer occurred on Deep Ford Road near Lansing at 1:20 a.m. on May 14.
According to the narrative, Christopher Medley, of West Jefferson was driving east on Deep Ford Road and struck a deer that entered the road. The car was moved off the road after the impact.
There were no injuries and Medley’s 1992 Chevrolet was rendered drivable with only $1,000 of estimated damages.
No citations were given.
Old N.C. 16
A driver was ejected from his vehicle after striking a deer on Old N.C. 16 at 10:02 p.m. on May 14.
According to the narrative, Stanley Smith, of Crumpler, was traveling north on Old N.C. 16 when he struck a deer, crossed the centerline and ran off the driveway striking a concrete culvert. Smith was thrown from his motorcycle, a 1999 Harley Davidson.
The motorcycle was rendered not drivable. Smith was transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital.
Citations against Smith are pending, according to the report.
A two-car accident occurred at U.S. 221 near U.S. 221 Grocery at 10:07 p.m. on May 15.
According to the narrative, Steven Scott, of West Jefferson, was traveling north on U.S. 221 as was Danny Matkins, of Lansing.
Scott slowed for a vehicle pulling out of the U.S. 221 Grocery when Matkins failed to reduce speed and struck the vehicle. automobiles were moved out of the road before the law enforcement arrived.
There were no injuries. Scott’s 2013 Volkswagen was rendered drivable with $3,000 in damages. Matkin’s vehicle, a 2006 Subaru, had $5,000 in damages and was rendered not drivable.
Matkins was cited for failure to reduce speed.
Hartzog Ford Road
A one-car accident occurred on Hartzog Ford Road at 8:05 a.m. on May 16.
According to the narrative, Madelyne Crawford, of West Jefferson, was traveling north on Hartzog Ford Road when she ran off the right side of the roadway and hit a ditch.
There were no injuries, but Crawford’s 2010 Honda was rendered not drivable and had $3,500 in estimated damages.
No citations were issued.
A one-car accident occurred on N.C. 194 near Lansing at 3:42 p.m. on May 16.
According to the narrative, Clinton Goodman, of Warrensville, was traveling south on N.C. 194 when he lost control of the vehicle and collided with an embankment.
Goodman was transported by Blue Ridge Medical Transport to Ashe Memorial Hospital.
The 2001 Dodge was rendered not drivable and had $500 in damages.
Goodman was cited for exceeding a safe speed.
A one-car accident occurred near Beaver Creek School Road at 12:05 p.m. on May 17.
According to the narrative, Alicia Scott, of Lansing, was traveling north while talking on a cellphone when she drove off the road and stuck a ditch.
Scott’s 2011 Toyota was rendered drivable, but had estimated damages of $1,500.
Scott was cited for failure to maintain lain control.
An unknown driver struck an area church at 1:30 p.m. on May 18.
According to the narrative, the vehicle was parked facing north at the New River Missionary Baptist Church, when the vehicle came out of gear and struck the building.
The vehicle, a 2009 GMC was rendered drivable and had $3,000 in damages. The church had $5,000 in damages.
No citations were issued.