Ashe County wreck report


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents between May 15 and May 21 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.

May 15

12:39 p.m.

Warrensville

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 88 about a mile from Warrensville. According to the narrative, Rodolfo Reyes-Becerra of Warrensville was traveling east when the vehicle ran off the road to the right and struck a rock. The driver stated that he blacked out prior to the collision.

Reyes-Becerra was transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital.

The 1990 Acura involved had about $3,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

May 16

8 a.m.

Lansing

An animal collision happened on Silas Creek Road in Lansing. According to the narrative, Christopher Allen Cole of Lansing was traveling south when his vehicle struck a deer that ran into the roadway.

Cole was uninjured.

The 2007 Toyota involved had approximately $1,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

May 18

2:27 p.m.

West Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 221 less than a mile from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Ashley Frye of West Jefferson was stopped for traffic ahead. A vehicle driven by Gilbert Maurice Lail of Todd failed to stop in time and struck Frye’s vehicle from behind.

Frye was transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital. Lail was uninjured.

Lail’s 2016 Toyota had an estimated $5,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Frye’s 2005 Subaru had about $5,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Lail was cited for failure to reduce speed.

May 19

3:10 p.m.

Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident happened on Don Walters Road about two miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Donald Ray Mash of West Jefferson was traveling west and Russell Edward Ritchie of West Jefferson was traveling east. The two vehicles collided and came to a stop in the road.

Both drivers and a passenger, Ricky Carroll Greer of Creston, were uninjured.

Mash’s 1999 Ford had about $1,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

Ritchie’s 1997 Ford had about $1,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

May 21

7:14 a.m.

Laurel Springs

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 88 in Laurel Springs about nine miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Noah Kinard Leeper of Jefferson was traveling west when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road, striking a tree and a fence before coming to a rest down an embankment. Leeper stated that he swerved to miss a deer.

Leeper was uninjured.

The 2008 Mercury involved had approximately $6,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

The fence belonging to Dale Wineberg of West Jefferson had about $100 in damages.

Leeper was cited for a lane control violation.

4:09 p.m.

Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 16 about two miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Freda Kay Hardy of Jefferson was traveling south and slowed to turn into a drive. A vehicle driven by Sarah Carlene Badger of Jefferson could not get slowed down in time and struck Hardy’s vehicle in the rear.

Both drivers and one passenger, Geneva Howell Phillips of Jefferson, refused medical transport.

Badger’s 2013 Honda had about $6,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Hardy’s 2016 Subaru had about $2,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

Badger was cited for failure to reduce speed.

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.

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By Nathan Ham

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