Ashe County wreck report


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between Sept. 13 and Sept. 19 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.

Sept. 15

Lansing

An animal collision happened at 6:15 a.m. on Pounding Mill Road about two miles from Warrensville. According to the narrative, Olivia Garcia Hernandez of Warrensville was traveling east when her vehicle struck a cow that walked into the road.

Hernandez was uninjured.

The 2000 Pontiac involved had an estimated $2,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident happened at 4:19 p.m. in the parking lot of Belinda’s Hair Design. According to the narrative, Diana McClure Lewis of Jefferson was backing up in the parking lot when her vehicle struck the front of a parked vehicle.

Lewis was uninjured.

Lewis’ 2001 Chevrolet had no damages.

The 2007 Cadillac owned by Rufus Smith of Fleetwood had about $200 in damages but was considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident took place at 6:06 p.m. on Highway 88 in Jefferson. According to the narrative, Noah Kinard Leeper of Jefferson was traveling east and attempted to make a left turn onto Vannoy Construction Road but turned in front of a vehicle driven by Leah Kay Badger of Lansing. The two vehicles collided and came to a rest on the shoulder of the road.

Leeper was transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Badger refused medical transport.

Leeper’s 2003 Mitsubishi had an estimated $8,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Badger’s 2005 Chevrolet had about $7,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Leeper was cited for failure to yield.

Sept. 17

Bare Road

An animal collision happened at 6:58 a.m. on Bare Road near the intersection of Highway 163 about nine miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Thomas Clinton Michael II of West Jefferson was traveling south when his vehicle struck a deer that ran into the road.

Michael was uninjured.

The 2005 Chevrolet involved had an estimated $3,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident happened at 10:24 a.m. on Highway 16 about six miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Ronney Dewane Bare Jr., of Jefferson was making a right turn onto Lane L. Massey Road. A vehicle driven by Martha Pardue Vestal of Yadkinville was unable to stop in time and collided with Bare’s vehicle.

Both drivers and a passenger, Ronney Bare Sr., of Jefferson, were uninjured.

Vestal’s 2007 Volvo had about $2,200 in damages but was considered drivable.

Bare’s 2006 Chevrolet had about $800 in damages but was considered drivable.

Vestal was cited for failure to reduce speed.

Sept. 18

Jefferson

A single-vehicle accident happened at 9:42 a.m. on Friendship Baptist Church Road about two miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Joshua Brandon Weaver of Jefferson was traveling east when the vehicle ran off the road to the right and struck a guardrail.

Weaver and a passenger, Kristian Weaver of Jefferson, were uninjured.

The 2003 Buick involved had an estimated $4,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

The guardrail belonging to the North Carolina Department of Transportation will cost about $800 to repair.

Weaver was cited for failure to maintain lane of travel.

West Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident happened at 8:18 p.m. on Mount Jefferson Road. According to the narrative, Justin Michael Stamper of West Jefferson was attempting to make a left turn onto Mount Jefferson State Park Road. Stamper cut the turn too short and struck the front of a vehicle driven by Larry Dwayne Richardson of West Jefferson. Stamper stated that he never saw the other vehicle.

Richardson was transported to Johnson City Medical Center.

Stamper refused medical transport.

Stamper’s 1998 Dodge had about $1,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Richardson’s 2004 Lexus had about $5,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Stamper was cited for failure to see before turning.

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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