West Jefferson driver hydroplanes into Beaver Creek Wednesday morning

WEST JEFFERSON-A West Jefferson woman and her teenage daughter were uninjured after their car smashed through a fence and ended up in Beaver Creek Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred at approximately 8 a.m., near the intersection of NC 163 and Nettle Knob Road, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Shaina Edwards Dillard, 32, of Carrie Dillard Road, was traveling east on Nettle Knob Road in a silver four door car with her 14-year old daughter. Dillard hydroplaned, according to Trooper J.D. Brown, left the roadway, smashed through a fence and ended up in Beaver Creek. The car came to rest upright.

Though the car was submerged up to its windows, Dillard and her daughter were able to exit the car and make it to safety on the creek bank. The pair refused EMS transport though the pair were treated later at Ashe Memorial Hospital for a concussion and cuts and bruises.

Brown said Dillard would be cited for exceeding safe speed for road conditions.

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