Ashe County wreck report


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between Aug. 2 and Aug. 8 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.

Aug. 2

Bare Road

A single-vehicle accident occurred at 1:20 p.m. on Bare Road off of Highway 163 in the Obids Community. According to the narrative, Carol Baschon Lawrence of Watkinsville, Georgia was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the road to the right and overturned down an embankment.

Lawrence was uninjured.

The 2012 Toyota involved had about $2,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

Aug. 4

West Jefferson

A two-vehicle accident happened at 3:19 p.m. on Mulatto Mountain Road about a mile from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, William Troy Hall II of Millers Creek was traveling west when the car crossed the center line and struck a vehicle head on, driven by Kathryn Elledge Johnson of West Jefferson.

Hall and Johnson were transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Hall’s 1992 Isuzu had an estimated $3,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Johnson’s 2010 Chevrolet had about $5,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Hall was cited for driving with a revoked license, driving left of center and driving with no seat belt.

Aug. 5

Creston

A single-vehicle accident took place at 9:01 a.m. on Big Laurel Road near Creston. According to the narrative, a vehicle was traveling east on Big Laurel Road when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a fence, overturned and came to a stop in an open field.

The vehicle was unoccupied when Trooper W.P. Miller arrived on the scene.

The 1994 Isuzu owned by Travis Alvin Triplett of Boone had about $4,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

The fence belonging to Jim Oliver of Creston had about $75 in damages.

No citations were issued.

Aug. 6

West Jefferson

A single-vehicle accident happened at 1:30 a.m. on Townview Street. According to the narrative, Natasha Marie Wicker of West Jefferson was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the road to the right and struck a tree. The vehicle then overturned and came to a rest on its side against an embankment.

Wicker refused medical transport.

The 2007 Nissan had about $9,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Wicker was cited for failure to maintain lane control.

Creston

A single-vehicle accident happened at 8:33 p.m. on Flatwoods Road near Creston. According to the narrative, Racion Lee Rouse Jr., of Boone was traveling north when the truck ran off the road to the right and traveled down an embankment, overturning and coming to a rest on its side in a creek.

Rouse was uninjured.

The 2009 Chevrolet had an estimated $5,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Rouse was cited for a lane control violation and driving with an expired tag.

Aug. 7

Highway 194

A single-vehicle accident occurred at 9:53 a.m. on Highway 194 near Lansing. According to the narrative, Mark Irvin Wiest of Grassy Creek was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the road to the right and into a ditch. The vehicle then hit a culvert, drove through a yard and came to rest on the shoulder of the road.

Wiest was uninjured but stated that he blacked out before the crash.

The 2003 Ford had an estimated $4,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Wiest was cited for careless and reckless driving.

Aug. 8

Jefferson

A single-vehicle accident took place at 12:01 a.m. on Bare Creek about six miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Anita Shew Hall of Jefferson was traveling east when the vehicle ran off the road to the left and struck a mailbox.

Hall was uninjured.

The 1999 Honda had about $200 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Hall was cited for failure to maintain lane of travel.

Lansing

A motorcycle accident happened at 3:37 p.m. on Ed Little Road about eight miles from Lansing. According to the narrative, Michael Anthony Shoemake of Warrensville was traveling west when a small deer ran into the road and jumped into the motorcycle. The driver lost control and ran off the road to the left, struck an embankment and overturned.

Shoemake was uninjured.

The 1999 Harley Davidson had an estimated $2,500 in damages but was considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

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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