Ashe County wreck report


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents between July 24 and July 30 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.

July 26

4:29 p.m.

Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 16 about three miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Jennifer Renee Witherspoon of Jefferson was traveling south and was stopped for traffic. A vehicle driven by Isabella Diahann Lawson of Jefferson could not slow down in time and struck the rear of Witherspoon’s vehicle.

Both drivers, a passenger, Tanner Forrest Neaves of Lansing, and two youth passengers were uninjured.

Lawson’s 2006 Chrysler had about $300 in damages but was considered drivable.

Witherspoon’s 2015 Chevrolet had about $700 in damages but was considered drivable.

Lawson was cited for failure to reduce speed.

July 27

3:56 p.m.

West Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 221 about three miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Carson Lee Wood of Todd was traveling north and was slowing for traffic. A vehicle driven by Thomas Edgar Rash Jr. of Fleetwood could not slow down in time and struck Wood’s vehicle.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Rash’s 2012 Toyota had an estimated $6,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Wood’s 2002 Subaru had an estimated $4,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Rash was cited for failure to reduce speed.

July 28

12:30 a.m.

Creston

A single-vehicle accident happened on Sutherland Road in Creston. According to the narrative, Johnny Mack Brown of Mountain City, Tenn., was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road. Brown over-corrected to the left, causing the vehicle to cross the center line. Brown attempted to bring the vehicle back to the right but the vehicle traveled too far to the right and off the side of the road. The vehicle struck several fence posts before coming to a stop. Brown left the scene and reported the accident several hours later.

Brown was uninjured.

The 1995 Jeep involved had approximately $4,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

The fence belonging to Keith W. Setzer of Creston had about $200 in damages.

Brown was cited for a lane control violation and failure to report an accident.

July 29

6:25 a.m.

Lansing

A single-vehicle accident happened on Long Branch Road about two miles from Lansing. According to the narrative, Phyllis Jones Blevins of Lansing was traveling south and struck a tree that had fallen into the road.

Blevins was uninjured.

The 2006 Subaru involved had about $3,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

7:11 a.m.

Crumpler

An animal collision happened on Highway 221 in Crumpler. According to the narrative, Evan Scott Walker of Crumpler was traveling north when a deer ran into the road and struck Walker’s vehicle.

Walker was uninjured.

The 2009 Toyota involved had an estimated $2,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

July 30

2:49 p.m.

Fleetwood

A single-vehicle accident happened on Railroad Grade Road near Fleetwood. According to the narrative, Timothy James Jancic of Cleveland, N.C. was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a ditch.

Jancic was uninjured.

The 2016 Dodge Ram had about $1,200 in damages but was considered drivable.

A yard belonging to Adam Elliott of Fleetwood had about $500 in damages.

Jancic was cited for a lane control violation.

9:48 p.m.

Warrensville

A single-vehicle accident happened on BC Hunter Road in Warrensville. According to the narrative, Faith Nicole Grogan of Warrensville was traveling east when the vehicle ran off the road to the left and struck an embankment and came to a stop in a yard.

Grogan was uninjured.

The 2005 Chevrolet involved had approximately $1,400 in damages but was considered drivable.

The yard belonging to Benny Maye of Warrensville had about $100 in damages.

Grogan was cited for a safe movement violation.

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

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By Nathan Ham

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