Ashe County wreck report


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between July 26 and Aug. 1 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.

July 26

Fleetwood

A two-vehicle accident took place at 9 a.m. on Highway 221 about six miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Minnie Wood Lemly of Fleetwood was waiting to turn left onto Railroad Grade Road when a vehicle driven by Jacob Dee Walton of West Jefferson failed to reduce speed in time and struck Lemly’s vehicle in the rear.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Walton’s 2007 Ford had about $2,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

Lemly’s 2009 Ford had about $3,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

Walton was cited for failure to reduce speed.

Lansing

A two-vehicle accident took place at 3:07 p.m. on Highway 194 about three miles from Lansing. According to the narrative, Adam Thomas Johnson of Lansing was traveling south, stopped behind a vehicle waiting to turn. A vehicle driven by Jimmy Ray Lewis of Warrensville failed to slow down in time and struck Johnson’s vehicle in the rear.

Both drivers refused medical transport.

Johnson’s 2007 Toyota had an estimated $6,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Lewis’ 1996 Dodge had an estimated $5,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Lewis was cited for failure to reduce speed.

July 27

Lansing

An animal collision happened at 11:40 a.m. on Highway 194 about three miles from Lansing. According to the narrative, Gregory Charles Wyatt of West Jefferson was traveling north when the vehicle struck a deer that ran into the road.

Wyatt was uninjured.

The 2005 Chevrolet involved had about $1,800 but was considered drivable.

July 29

Glendale Springs

A two-vehicle accident happened in the parking lot of Rodie’s Parkway Restaurant. According to the narrative, Marie Barnes Miller of Glendale Springs was backing up to leave the restaurant when her vehicle struck a vehicle owned by Robert Grant Foster of Millers Creek.

Miller was uninjured.

Miller’s 2008 Lexus had no damage.

Foster’s 1994 Toyota had about $250 in damages but was considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

July 31

Grassy Creek

An animal collision happened at 3:55 a.m. on Highway 16 in Grassy Creek near Big Helton Road. According to the narrative, Joseph Hollingsworth Gwyn III of Glen Burnie, Maryland, was traveling north when the vehicle struck a cow that was in the roadway.

Gwyn was uninjured.

The 1999 Chevrolet involved had about $4,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-846-7164 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

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By Nathan Ham

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