Ashe County wreck report


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents between May 8 and May 14 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.

May 8

8:14 a.m.

Creston

A single-vehicle accident happened on Big Laurel Road near Creston. According to the narrative, an unknown driver was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the road to the right and struck a fence and a rock before coming to a stop.

The vehicle’s driver was not around when the investigating officer arrived.

The 1997 Chevrolet owned by Garry Fred Burns of Lansing had about $2,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

The fence belonging to Lloyd Miller of Creston had about $350 in damages.

No citations were issued.

8:28 a.m.

Lansing

A single-vehicle accident happened on Helton Creek Road near the Virginia state line, six miles from Lansing. According to the narrative, Elena Kim Hinkle of Charlotte was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road into a ditch. Hinkle stated that a blue pickup truck ran her off the road.

Hinkle was uninjured.

The 2014 Chrysler involved had about $1,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

May 9

12:37 p.m.

Glendale Springs

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 16 in Glendale Springs. According to the narrative, Diane Richardson Smith of Granite Falls was traveling north when the vehicle ran off the road to the right. Smith overcorrected and struck a ditch.

Smith and a child passenger were uninjured.

The 2002 Lexus involved had an estimated $4,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

May 10

5:45 p.m.

Fleetwood

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 221 near Fleetwood. According to the narrative, Patricia Dawn Hensley of Mountain City, Tennessee was traveling north when Hensley swerved off the road to avoid a collision with traffic slowing in front of her vehicle. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road an up an embankment before hitting a rock and coming to a stop.

Hensley refused medical transport.

The 2003 Chevrolet involved had approximately $2,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

May 11

3:49 p.m.

Jefferson

A parking lot collision happened in the parking lot of Roses in Jefferson. According to the narrative, Diana McClure Lewis of Jefferson was driving through the parking lot when a vehicle driven by Ruby Eller Ham of Lansing backed into Lewis’ vehicle.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Lewis’ 2001 Chevrolet had about $1,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

Ham’s 1999 Subaru had about $1,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

May 13

12:01 p.m.

Fleetwood

A single-vehicle happened on Railroad Grade Road in Fleetwood. According to the narrative, James Victor Hamilton Jr., of Boone was traveling east when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and overturned.

Hamilton was uninjured.

The 2014 Jeep involved had approximately $10,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

May 14

9:43 a.m.

Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 221 about eight miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Brandon Michael Burress of Mouth of Wilson, Virginia was traveling north when the spare tire mounted underneath the vehicle broke free and entered the southbound lane, striking a vehicle driven by Katina Carlton Graham of Durham.

Both drivers and two passengers, Lizzie Lassiter of Durham and Valda Carlton of Durham, were uninjured.

Burress’ 2001 Toyota had about $50 in damages but was considered drivable.

Graham’s 2006 Chrysler had about $2,000 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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