Ashe County wreck report


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents between May 29 and June 4 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.

May 29

11:36 a.m.

Crumpler

A single-vehicle accident happened on Wiley F. Gambill Road near Chestnut Hill Road in Crumpler. According to the narrative, Kevin Todd Fredlund of Jefferson was traveling east. Fredlund said that he fell asleep while driving, causing the vehicle to run off the left side of the road into a power pole.

Fredlund was transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital.

The 2006 Mitsubishi involved had about $7,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

The power pole belonging to BREMCO had about $2,000 in damages.

Fredlund was cited for careless and reckless driving and driving left of center.

May 30

4:18 p.m.

Crumpler

A single-vehicle accident happened on Fred Pugh Road near Crumpler. According to the narrative, Dean Sheets of Lansing was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the road to the left. Sheets overcorrected and ran off the road to the right. The vehicle overturned and came to a stop in an open field.

Sheets was uninjured.

The 2003 Ford involved had about $1,800 in damages but was considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

10:06 p.m.

Todd

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 194 near Carter Miller Road in Todd. According to the narrative, Derrick Hal Bledsoe of Todd was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the road to the right into a ditch.

Bledsoe was uninjured.

The 2000 Ford involved had approximately $4,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Bledsoe was cited for driving with a revoked license and a lane control violation.

May 31

8:16 p.m.

Laurel Springs

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 88 near Laurel Springs. According to the narrative, Lisa Ann Jones of Jefferson was traveling west when the vehicle ran off the road to the right and struck an embankment. The vehicle traveled back on the road and overturned.

Davis was transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital.

The 1996 Honda involved had about $3,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Davis was cited for failure to maintain lane of travel.

June 2

8:15 a.m.

Crumpler

A single-vehicle accident happened on Shelter Baptist Church Road in Crumpler. According to the narrative, Rolando Sanchez Olvera of Lansing was traveling east when the vehicle ran off the road to the right and down an embankment before overturning and hitting a fence.

Olvera was uninjured.

The 2001 Chevrolet involved had an estimated $6,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

The fence belonging to Patsy Stewart of Crumpler had about $200 in damages.

Olvera was cited for driving without a license and a lane control violation.

1:31 p.m.

Lansing

A two-vehicle accident happened on North Fork New River Road near Lansing. According to the narrative, Ginny Marie Price of Lansing was traveling south when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck a vehicle driven by Edward Grady Smitherman of Lansing.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Price’s 2009 Subaru had about $4,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Smitherman’s 2007 BMW had about $6,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Price was cited for texting and driving and driving left of center.

June 4

10:38 a.m.

West Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 88 a little over one mile from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Christine Michelle Fleenor of West Jefferson was stopped to make a right turn into the parking lot of Ashe Abattoir when a vehicle driven by Dalton Glenn Loggins of Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, struck Fleenor’s vehicle in the rear.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Loggins’ 2011 GMC had about $1,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

Fleenor’s 1998 Chevrolet had about $2,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

Loggins was cited for failure to reduce speed.

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.

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By Nathan Ham

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