Ashe County wreck report


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents between July 3 and July 9 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.

July 3

11:51 a.m.

Lansing

A single-vehicle accident happened on Parsons Hill Road about three miles from Lansing. According to the narrative, Brittany Nicole Stuart of Lansing was traveling east when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and overturned down an embankment.

Stuart was transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital.

The 2002 Chevrolet involved had about $3,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Stuart was cited for a lane control violation.

4:24 p.m.

Jefferson

A motorcycle accident happened on Highway 88 about five miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Kenneth Edward Griffith of Swords Creek, Virginia was traveling west when the vehicle ran off the road to the right as he was meeting oncoming traffic. The motorcycle struck a guardrail and overturned.

Griffith was uninjured.

The 2011 Harley Davidson had an estimated $1,100 in damages but was considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

July 4

10:38 a.m.

Jefferson

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 221 less than a mile from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Fred Steven Mash of North Wilkesboro was traveling north when a telephone line above the roadway broke and struck the vehicle.

Mash was uninjured.

The 2016 Toyota involved had about $6,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

July 5

4:30 a.m.

Lansing

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 194 about six miles from Lansing near Jerd Branch Road. According to the narrative, Ethan John Swiney of Lansing was traveling north when the vehicle ran off the road to the right and down an embankment. The accident was not reported until 2:36 p.m. by the land owner. Swiney attempted to leave the scene with the vehicle but it was inoperable so the driver left on foot.

Swiney was uninjured.

The 1999 Subaru had approximately $2,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Swiney was cited for failure to maintain lane control, failure to report an accident and unsafe tires.

10:10 a.m.

Jefferson

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 88 about four miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Myron Keith Hasty of Banner Elk was traveling east when he carried too much speed into a land handed curve. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road and overturned.

Hasty was transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital.

The 1994 Chevrolet had about $5,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Hasty was cited for a lane control violation.

7:15 p.m.

Laurel Springs

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 221 near Alaphair Lane in Laurel Springs. According to the narrative, Robert Allen Duncan of Galax, Virginia was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a mailbox.

Duncan was uninjured.

The 2003 Chevrolet involved had an estimated $1,100 in damages but was considered drivable.

The mailbox belonging to Walt Skroch of Laurel Springs had about $100 in damages.

Duncan was cited for a save movement violation.

July 6

7:14 a.m.

Jefferson

An animal collision happened on Highway 221 less than a mile from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Steven Matthew Greer of Jefferson was traveling south when the vehicle struck a deer that ran into the roadway.

Greer was uninjured.

The 2014 Toyota involved had about $1,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

11:29 a.m.

Warrensville

A parking lot collision happened at Mountain Grocery in Warrensville. According to the narrative, Ariel Leslie Anne Mead of Jefferson attempted to back north from a parked position but collided with a vehicle driven by Virginia Treadway Taylor of Lansing.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Mead’s 2004 Chevrolet had approximately $500 in damages but was considered drivable.

Taylor’s 2000 GMC had approximately $1,100 in damages but was considered drivable.

Mead was cited for improper backing.

July 7

10:44 a.m.

Creston

A single-vehicle accident happened on Little Laurel Road in Creston. According to the narrative, Clifford Lee Brewer of Creston was traveling west when the vehicle crossed the center line and ran off the left side of the road, striking a fence. The vehicle then overturned down an embankment before coming to a rest in a field.

Brewer was uninjured.

The 2000 Chevrolet involved had an estimated $3,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

The fence belonging to James Owens of Creston had about $300 in damages.

Brewer was cited for driving left of center.

5:05 p.m.

Lansing

A single-vehicle accident happened on Long Branch Road about four miles from Lansing. According to the narrative, Yolanda Sawyer of Warrensville was traveling west when the vehicle crossed the center line and ran off the left shoulder of the road, striking a guardrail. The vehicle overturned and came to rest on its wheels at the bottom of an embankment.

Sawyer refused medical transport.

The 2009 Toyota had about $8,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

The guardrail had about $2,000 in damages.

Sawyer was cited for driving left of center.

July 8

9:49 a.m.

West Jefferson

An animal collision happened on Highway 221 about 4.5 miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Morris Edwin Eller of Winston-Salem was traveling north when the vehicle struck a deer that entered the roadway.

Eller was uninjured.

The 1999 Mercedes involved had about $1,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

11:57 a.m.

Fleetwood

A two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 221 near W. Pine Swamp Road in Fleetwood. According to the narrative, Roger Harold Osborne of Deep Gap was traveling north. Osborne failed to stop for a flagman holding a stop sign in the road. Osborne drove the vehicle past the roadblock and sideswiped a vehicle that was part of the construction crew, driven by Barry Christopher Byrd of Galax, Virginia.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Osborne’s 2016 Jeep had an estimated $2,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

Byrd’s 2011 Chevrolet had an estimated $1,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

Osborne was cited for a stop sign violation.

July 9

6:14 p.m.

Wes Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 163 about four miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Regan Alexa Eldreth of West Jefferson was traveling west when the vehicle could not slow down in time and struck a vehicle driven by Ricky Carrol Miller of Jefferson that was slowed down to make a left turn.

Both drivers and four passengers, Donna Severt of Jefferson, Glenn Miller of West Jefferson, Linda Miller of West Jefferson an Paula Miller of Jefferson, were all uninjured.

Eldreth’s 2004 Ford had about $4,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Miller’s 2004 Ford had about $1,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

Eldreth 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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