Ashe County wreck report


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents between Feb. 7 and Feb. 13 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.

Feb. 7

2:56 p.m.

West Jefferson

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 221 about four miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Ronald Lee Waln of Fleetwood ran off the road to the right, over corrected and ran off the left side of the road into a ditch.

Waln refused medical transport.

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

No citations were issued.

Feb. 8

2:14 p.m.

Lansing

A single-vehicle accident happened on Little Horse Creek Road about five miles from Lansing. According to the narrative, Samantha Lynn Phipps of Lansing was traveling north when her vehicle slid on ice and ran off the left side of the road. The vehicle overturned down an embankment into a creek.

Phipps refused medical transport.

The 2011 Toyota involved had about $6,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

2:29 p.m.

West Jefferson

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 221 about a mile from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Jack Walter Breidenbach of West Jefferson was traveling north. The driver stated that he had injured himself at home and was driving to the hospital. The driver lost consciousness and ran off the road to the right, hitting some brush and a tree before coming to a stop.

Breidenbach was uninjured.

The 2011 Ford involved had about $3,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

3:42 p.m.

Lansing

A single-vehicle accident happened on John Griffith Road about six miles from Lansing. According to the narrative, Kaleb James Davis of Lansing was traveling north when the vehicle slid on some ice and ran off the left shoulder and hit a tree.

Davis refused medical transport.

The 2007 Nissan involved had about $5,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

Feb. 9

12:01 p.m.

Creston

A single-vehicle accident happened on 3 Top Road near Creston. According to the narrative, Mark Alan Lawson of Franklinton, North Carolina was traveling south when the vehicle crossed the center line and ran off the road to the left. The vehicle traveled down an embankment, overturned and came to a rest in a creek.

Lawson was uninjured.

The 2007 Ford involved had approximately $15,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Lawson was cited for exceeding safe speed and a lane control violation.

Feb. 10

7:19 p.m.

West Jefferson

A two-vehicle collision happened on W. Buffalo Road about four miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Charles Russell Banonis of Warrensville was traveling north and crossed the center line, hitting a vehicle driven by Jenny Linane Gentry of West Jefferson.

Both drivers refused medical transport.

Banonis’ 2003 Chevrolet had an estimated $6,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Gentry’s 2009 Ford had an estimated $7,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

Banonis was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Feb. 11

2:38 p.m.

Creston

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 88 near Creston. According to the narrative, Fritz Michael Milam of Creston was traveling east when the vehicle ran off the road to the right. Milam over corrected, causing the vehicle to cross the center line and run off the left side of the road. The vehicle struck two trees and overturned.

Milam refused medical treatment.

The 1988 GMC involved had about $5,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Milam was cited for exceeding safe speed and driving left of center.

2:41 p.m.

Warrensville

A two-vehicle collision happened on Highway 88 in Warrensville. According to the narrative, Christopher J. Trivett of Mouth of Wilson, Virginia was attempting to turn left out of the Lifestore Bank parking lot when his vehicle struck a vehicle driven by Dan Scott Pelton of Lansing.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Trivett’s 1995 Toyota had about $500 in damages but was considered drivable.

Pelton’s 1993 Oldsmobile had about $500 in damages but was considered drivable.

Trivett was cited for failure to yield.

Feb. 12

10:31 p.m.

Grassy Creek

A single-vehicle accident happened on Helton Creek Road near Jim Duvall Road in Grassy Creek. According to the narrative, Vijay Kumar Kataria of Grassy Creek was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the road to the right. Kataria over corrected and the vehicle crossed the center line, ran off the road to the left and overturned onto its side. The driver left the scene of the accident prior to the arrival of the highway patrol officer.

Kataria was uninjured.

The 2016 Ford had about $7,000 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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