Ashe County wreck report


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between July 5 and July 11 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.

July 5

Crumpler

An animal collision happened at 6:09 a.m. on Old Highway 16 a little over a mile from Crumpler. According to the narrative, Linda Baker Pasley of Grassy Creek was traveling east when her vehicle struck a deer that ran into the roadway.

Pasley was uninjured.

The 2004 Pontiac involved had an estimated $1,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

July 8

West Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident took place at 7 a.m. on Highway 163 less than a mile from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Charles Ronald Kerr of Crumpler attempted to make a left turn from Mount Jefferson Road onto Highway 163 but failed to yield to an oncoming car driven by Homar Bertoldo Leal-Morales of North Wilkesboro. The two vehicles collided and came to a stop.

Kerr was uninjured.

Leal-Morales was transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital.

One passenger riding with Leal-Morales, Eulogio Cruz Hoyos of McGrady, North Carolina, was uninjured.

Kerr’s 2014 Chevrolet had about $12,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Leal-Morales’ 2004 Chevrolet had about $8,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Kerr was cited for failure to yield.

July 9

Crumpler

An animal collision happened at 5:51 a.m. on Hudler Town Road. According to the narrative, Kevin Shane Reed of Crumpler was traveling north when the vehicle struck a deer that ran into the road.

Reed was uninjured.

The 2012 Dodge involved had approximately $100 in damages but was considered drivable.

Fleetwood

A two-vehicle accident happened in a private driveway just off of Highway 221. According to the narrative, Seth Ryan Osborne of Fleetwood was attempting to back a construction truck from Buddy Blackburn Construction Inc. into the private driveway. Mary Terrian Lanaville of Hudson, North Carolina, attempted to drive around the truck in the driveway and the two vehicles collided.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Lanaville’s 1998 Buick had about $1,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

Osborne’s 1988 Mack truck had no damage.

No citations were issued.

Jefferson

A single-vehicle accident happened at 2:25 p.m. on Highway 221 less than a mile from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Marissa Cathryn Sheets of Jefferson was traveling south and ran onto the curb and off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle hit a fire hydrant and left the scene. The vehicle was later located at Wal-Mart.

Sheets was uninjured.

The 2015 Nissan had about $4,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

The fire hydrant will cost an estimated $2,000 to repair.

Sheets was cited for hit and run with property damages and reckless driving.

Crumpler

A single-vehicle accident took place at 11:45 p.m. on Willie Brown Road. According to the narrative, Cody Steven Osborne of Crumpler was traveling north when the Osborne swerved to miss a deer, ran off the road to the right and hit a utility pole.

Osborne was uninjured.

The 2006 Toyota had abut $5,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

The utility pole will cost about $600 to repair.

No citations were issued.

July 11

West Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident took place at 6 p.m. on Highway 221 about two miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Jeffrey Allen Lemly of Fleetwood was traveling south when a trash can on the back of his truck fell off the vehicle. A motorcycle driven by John Bradley Vines of Boone hit the trash can, lost control and overturned and slid off the road to the lift.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Lemly’s 2008 Honda was not damaged.

Vines’ 2005 Suzuki had about $2,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Lemly was cited for driving with an unsecured load.

Laurel Springs

A single-vehicle accident happened on Peak Creek Church Road. According to the narrative, Brandon Paul Sullivan of Winston-Salem was traveling east when the vehicle ran off the road to the right, back onto the road across the center line and then back off the road to the right. The vehicle collided with a fence and traveled through an open field into a ditch.

Sullivan was uninjured.

The 1999 Ford involved had an estimated $2,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

A fence belonging to Wister Jackson of Laurel Springs will take about $1,000 to repair.

Sullivan was cited for failure to maintain lane of travel.

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-846-7164 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

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By Nathan Ham

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