Ashe County wreck report


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents between March 25 and April 2 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.

March 25

9:40 a.m.

Warrensville

A two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 88 near the intersection of Highway 194 in Warrensville. According to the narrative, James Clarence Pennington of Warrensville was attempting to make a left turn onto Highway 88 from Highway 194 but failed to yield to a vehicle traveling west on Highway 88, driven by Aaron Sammy Hart of Wilkesboro. Hart’s vehicle crossed the center line to avoid a collision, ran off the road to the left and struck a barn.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Pennington’s 2014 Toyota had no damage.

Hart’s 1996 Toyota had about $3,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

The barn, owned by Max Oland of Warrensville, had about $1,500 in damages.

Pennington was cited for failure to yield right of way.

March 27

7:09 a.m.

West Jefferson

An animal collision happened on Highway 163 about two miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Kay Hubbard Severt of Jefferson was traveling west when the vehicle struck a deer that entered the road.

Severt was uninjured.

The 2007 Lincoln involved had about $2,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

10:47 p.m.

Warrensville

A single-vehicle accident happened on Carl Eastridge Road near Warrensville. According to the narrative, Clyde Lee Weaver of West Jefferson was traveling west when the vehicle ran off the road to the left and overturned down an embankment.

Weaver was uninjured.

The 1994 Chevrolet involved had about $800 and was not considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

March 30

6:45 a.m.

West Jefferson

An animal collision happened on Highway 221 in West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Ronnie Earl Barker of West Jefferson was traveling north when the vehicle struck a deer that ran into the road.

Barker was uninjured.

The 2000 Toyota involved had about $2,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

March 31

7:19 p.m.

Lansing

A single-vehicle accident happened on Rip Shin Road about seven miles from Lansing. According to the narrative, Mary Christine Aquino of Lansing was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the right shoulder of the road and struck a fence. The vehicle then overturned and came to a rest on its top in a field.

Aquino and one passenger, Calvin Wilson of Lansing, were transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital.

The 2003 Hyundai involved had approximately $8,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

April 2

7:14 a.m.

Jefferson

An animal collision happened on Highway 88 about seven miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Tyler Jordan Church of West Jefferson was traveling east when the vehicle struck a deer in the road.

Church was uninjured.

The 2005 Mazda involved had an estimated $1,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

4:49 p.m.

West Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 221 about six miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Christopher Allen Benson of Beulaville, North Carolina was traveling south and Robert Curlee Joyce of Fleetwood was traveling north. The two vehicle sideswiped each other in the middle of the roadway. Both vehicles moved to Mulatto Mountain Road to report the accident.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Benson’s 2000 Ford had about $300 in damages but was considered drivable.

Joyce’s 2007 Chevrolet had about $400 in damages but was considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

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By Nathan Ham

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