Ashe County wreck report


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between Oct. 4 and Oct. 10 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.

Oct. 4

9:15 a.m.

Crumpler

A single-vehicle accident happened on Old Highway 16 about seven miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Juana Oviedo Barcenas of Crumpler was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road. The driver overcorrected, causing the vehicle to overturn. The vehicle rolled over and off the left side of the road coming to a rest on top of a guardrail.

Barcenas and a passenger, Osvaldo Barcenas of Crumpler, were uninjured.

The 2002 Nissan involved had about $6,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Barcenas was cited for a lane control violation.

3:26 p.m.

Lansing

A two-vehicle accident took place on Highway 194 near Lansing. According the narrative, Melodie Anne Padgett of Lansing was attempting to make a left turn into the parking lot of Smithey’s Restaurant but pulled across in front of a vehicle driven by Helen Bledsoe Cobb of Todd.

Both drivers were transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital

Padgett’s 2009 Ford had about $3,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Cobb’s 1999 Chrysler had about $4,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Padgett was cited for an unsafe movement.

Oct. 5

7:10 a.m.

Laurel Springs

An animal collision happened on Highway 88 near Ore Knob Road. According to the narrative, Jimmy Ray Gwyn of Concord, Virginia was traveling east when he struck a deer that ran into the road.

Gwyn was uninjured.

The 2005 Ford involved had about $1,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

8:27 a.m.

Laurel Springs

An animal collision happened on Highway 88 near Ore Knob Road. According to the narrative, Barry Kent Liddle of Jefferson was traveling west when he collided with a deer that entered the road. Liddle drove the vehicle to the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office to report the accident.

Liddle was uninjured.

The 2014 Ford involved had about $3,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

8:27 a.m.

West Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a Department of Corrections van happened on Highway 88 near Claybank Road. According to the narrative, a bus driven by William Brandon Stuart of Lansing was stopped for traffic. A motorcycle driven by William Gregory Howell of Jefferson failed to stop in time and collided with the rear of the van.

Howell was transported to Watauga Medical Center.

Stuart and 10 passengers on the van were uninjured.

Howell’s 2009 Yamaha had about $400 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Stuart’s 2012 Ford had about $500 in damages but was considered drivable.

Howell was cited for failure to reduce speed.

5:23 p.m.

West Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 221 less than a mile from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Carson Dean Howell of West Jefferson was waiting to make a left turn onto Nettle Knob Road when a vehicle driven by James Raymond Martin of Todd collided with the rear of Howell’s vehicle.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Howell’s 1997 Dodge had an estimated $1,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

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

Martin was cited for failure to reduce speed.

Oct. 6

5:49 a.m.

West Jefferson

An animal collision happened on Highway 194 about a mile from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Glen David Luttrell of Blowing Rock was traveling south when he struck a deer that ran into the highway.

Luttrell was uninjured.

The 1994 Buick involved had about $1,800 in damages but was considered drivable.

6:16 a.m.

Lansing

An animal collision happened on Highway 194 about nine miles from Lansing. According to the narrative, Revonda Stephens Matheson of West Jefferson was traveling south when the vehicle struck a deer in the road.

Matheson was uninjured.

The 2005 Ford involved had about $3,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

12:10 p.m.

Laurel Springs

A single-vehicle accident took place on Highway 88 near the Alleghany County line. According to the narrative, George Ronald White of Laurel Springs was traveling west when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a fence.

White was uninjured.

The 1988 Toyota involved had an estimated $4,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

The fence belonging to Phylis Williams of Laurel Springs will cost about $150 to repair.

No citations were issued.

7:48 p.m.

Fleetwood

An animal collision happened on Highway 221 near Fleetwood. According to the narrative, Rebecca Surber Houck of Fleetwood was traveling south when she struck a deer that ran into the road.

Houck was uninjured.

The 2012 Chevrolet involved had an estimated $3,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

Oct. 7

9:31 a.m.

West Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 88 about five miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Cynthia Fassitt Robinson of Smyrna, Georgia was attempting to make a left turn onto Highway 88 from Highway 194 and collided with a vehicle driven by David Robin Smith Jr., of Walnut Cove, North Carolina.

Both drivers and two passengers, Jeffrey Scott Pegram of Winston-Salem and Aquilno Villatoro of Winston-Salem were uninjured.

Robinson’s 2006 Cadillac had about $3,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Smith’s 1991 Chevrolet had about $3,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Robinson was cited for failure to yield.

Oct. 8

1:17 p.m.

Laurel Springs

A single-vehicle accident occurred on Highway 88 near the Alleghany County line. According to the narrative, Karina Chavez Baez of Sparta was traveling west when the vehicle ran off the right shoulder of the road and struck an embankment. The vehicle overturned and came to rest on its wheels.

Baez refused medical transport.

The 2003 GMC involved had an estimated $9,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Baez was cited for a lane control violation.

Oct. 10

12:49 p.m.

Jefferson

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 88 about seven miles from Jefferson between Earl Sheets Road and Roe Hunt Road. According to the narrative, Benjamin Edward Jenkins of Jefferson was traveling west when the driver stated that the right front tire blew out and he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle crossed the center of the road and traveled off the road to the left and struck two guardrails.

Jenkins was uninjured.

The 2000 Ford involved had approximately $4,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

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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