Ashe County wreck report


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between July 12 and July 18 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.

July 12

Jefferson

An animal collision happened at 12:40 p.m. on Highway 16 about five miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Marsha Severt Teaster of Grassy Creek was traveling north when she struck a deer that ran into the road.

Teaster was uninjured

The 2011 Ford involved had about $900 in damages but was considered drivable.

July 13

Jefferson

An animal collision happened at 4:15 a.m. on Highway 88 less than a mile from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Melissa Ham Stanley of Mountain City, Tennessee was traveling west when her vehicle struck a dog.

Stanley and one passenger, Ronald Scott Stanley of Mountain City were uninjured.

The 2007 Ford had an estimated $1,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

July 15

West Jefferson

An animal collision took place at 8:58 p.m. on Highway 163 about seven miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Helen Jones Lyle of Wilkesboro was traveling north when her vehicle hit a deer that ran into the road.

Lyle was uninjured.

The 2013 GMC involved had about $5,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Jefferson

A single-vehicle accident happened at 11:26 p.m. on Highway 221 in Jefferson. According to the narrative, Cody Steven Osborne of Crumpler was traveling north when the vehicle ran off the road to the right and struck two road signs and a utility pole.

Osborne was uninjured.

The 2012 Jeep had about $9,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

The damage to the road signs, the utility pole and the traffic light that fell were estimated at $4,000.

Osborne was cited for reckless driving.

July 17

Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident occurred at 12:02 p.m. on J.E. Gentry Road about four miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Wiley B. Roark of Mountain City, Tennessee was stopped at a stop sign waiting to turn onto Highway 221. A vehicle driven by Drew Stephen Goodman of Laurel Springs was coming to the same intersection behind Roark when Goodman’s vehicle struck the right side of Roark’s vehicle, ran a stop sign, drove across Highway 221 and struck an embankment..

Both drivers were uninjured.

Goodman’s 2009 Subaru had $3,000 in damages but was not considered drivable.

Roark’s 2015 Chevrolet had about $1,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

Goodman was cited for failure to reduce speed and running a stop sign.

Lansing

A single-vehicle accident happened at 2:15 p.m. on Little Horse Creek Road less than a mile from Lansing. According to the narrative, Anthony Gwyn Lackey of North Wilkesboro was attempting to flee a pursuit from the Ashe County Sheriff’s Department. Lackey crossed the center line, ran off the road to the left, struck an embankment and drove into a creek.

Lackey was uninjured.

The 1998 Chevrolet had about $3,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Lackey was cited for careless and reckless driving, driving left of center and driving with a revoked license. Lackey was also arrested and charged with three counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, two counts simple possession of Schedule IV controlled substance and failure to heed light and siren.

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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