Ashe County wreck report


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



ASHE COUNTY — The following are the most recent accidents reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.

Aug. 12

3:46 p.m.

Lansing

A two-vehicle accident happened on Little Helton Road about 5.5 miles from Lansing. According to the narrative, Loretta Lynne Biederman of Lansing was traveling north while Savannah Renee Taylor of Grassy Creek was traveling south. The two vehicles met in a curve and sideswiped each other.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Biederman’s 2000 Chevrolet had about $2,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Taylor’s 1998 Chevrolet had about $2,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

Aug. 15

5:57 p.m.

Jefferson

An animal collision happened on River Front Road about 4.5 miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Liam Wells Shannon of Chapel Hill was traveling south when the vehicle collided with a cow in the road.

Shannon, one passenger, Barbara Shannon of Chapel Hill and two youth passengers were uninjured.

The 2016 Mazda had about $3,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

Aug. 16

7:54 a.m.

Jefferson

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 221 about four miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Ma Leonor Gonzalez de Mendoza of Crumpler was traveling south when the vehicle entered a left hand curve and dropped off the right side of the road and struck an embankment.

Gonzalez de Mendoza was uninjured.

The 2007 Volkswagen had approximately $2,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

Aug. 17

8:42 p.m.

Jefferson

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 221 about three miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Jesse Lee Latham of Warrensville was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a ditch. The vehicle then overturned and struck a tree.

Latham was uninjured.

The 2002 Subaru involved had about $6,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

A yard belonging to Ginny Ellen Tedder of Jefferson had about $500 in damages.

Latham was cited for a lane control violation.

Aug. 18

6:27 a.m.

Laurel Springs

An animal collision happened on Darnell Woodie Road near the Alleghany County line. According to the narrative, Mark Lane Darnell of Laurel Springs was traveling south when the vehicle struck a deer that ran into the road.

Darnell was uninjured.

The 2016 Subaru involved had an estimated $2,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

2:13 p.m.

Lansing

A single-vehicle accident happened on Big Horse Creek Road about eight miles from Lansing. According to the narrative, Ronald Leon Joyner of Lansing was traveling north when the driver lost control of the vehicle in the curve and crossed the center line. The vehicle ran off the left shoulder of the road, struck a rock and overturned into a creek.

Joyner refused medical transport.

The 2002 Toyota involved had about $15,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Joyner was cited for driving left of center.

4:26 p.m.

West Jefferson

A single-vehicle accident happened on Frank Dillard Road about three miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Derek Mathew Frederick of Creston was traveling north when the vehicle ran off the road to the right and struck a fence.

Frederick and a passenger, Ethan John Swiney of Lansing, were uninjured.

The 2003 Mazda involved had about $2,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

The fence belonging to Perry Severt of Jefferson had about $250 in damages.

Frederick was cited for failure to maintain lane control and driving without a license.

Aug. 20

5:41 p.m.

West Jefferson

A motorcycle accident happened on Black Bear Inn Road about four miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, William Anthony Fitzpatrick of Todd was traveling west when the motorcycle ran off the right side of the road and struck a fence. Fitzpatrick was ejected from the vehicle and struck the fence.

Fitzpatrick was transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital.

The 2008 Yamaha involved had approximately $1,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

The fence belonging to James Robert Miller of West Jefferson had about $500 in damages.

Fitzpatrick was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Aug. 21

9:43 a.m.

Creston

A single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 88 near the Tennessee state line. According to the narrative, Christy Elizabeth Brown of Zionville was traveling east when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road. Brown lost control of the vehicle and struck a barn to the right of the road.

Brown was uninjured.

The 2014 Subaru had an estimated $3,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Brown was cited for exceeding safe speeds, lane control violation and driving with unsafe tires.

Aug. 22

5:49 p.m.

Fleetwood

A two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 221 near Idlewild Road in Fleetwood. According to the narrative, James Allen Stike of Warrensville was traveling north when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck the side of a vehicle driven by Brian Daniel Duncan of Burnsville.

Both drivers and three passengers, Jennifer Holman Taylor of Deep Gap, Mark Adam Staab of Burnsville and Elias Campanur-Sanchez of Burnsville were uninjured.

Stike’s 1974 Ford had about $200 in damages but was considered drivable.

Duncan’s 2011 Dodge had about $500 in damages but was considered drivable.

Stike was cited for driving left of center.

Aug. 23

8:23 p.m.

Lansing

An animal collision happened on Highway 194 near McNeil Road about three miles from Lansing. According to the narrative, Mason Cole Price of Lansing was traveling north when the vehicle struck a deer in the highway.

Price was uninjured.

The 1994 Toyota involved had about $1,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

Aug. 24

12:53 p.m.

Jefferson

A parking lot collision happened at the Citgo on Old Highway 16 near Wade Bare Road about two miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Audrey Marie Blevins of Crumpler was traveling north on Wade Bare Road when she ran off the road to the right and struck two parked vehicles at the gas station. Blevins stated that her brakes went out.

Blevins and a passenger, Wendy Darlene Johnson of Jefferson, were uninjured.

Blevins’ 1988 Lincoln had an estimated $3,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

A 1998 Ford belonging to Heather Nicole Barker of Laurel Springs had about $4,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

A 1995 Subaru belonging to Stephen Scott Barker of Laurel Springs had about $2,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

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

5:51 p.m.

Lansing

A single-vehicle accident happened on Big Horse Creek Road near Lansing. According to the narrative, Charles Edward Howard Jr., of Lansing was traveling north when the vehicle ran off the road to the right, struck a ditch, a tree and a rock before coming to a stop.

Howard was uninjured.

The 2008 Ford had approximately $3,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

9:45 p.m.

West Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 221 about three miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Debra Kay Lankford of North Wilkesboro was attempting to make a left turn onto Highway 221 from Clarence Lyall Road. Lankford turned in front of a vehicle that was traveling south, driven by Kelsey Elizabeth Lechtner of Hickory. The two vehicles collided.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Lankford’s 2009 Chevrolet had about $1,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

Lechtner’s 2003 Pontiac had about $1,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

Lankford was cited for failure to yield.

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

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By Nathan Ham

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