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UPDATE: West Jefferson man injured in N.C. 194 wreck

Wil Petty jpetty@civitasmedia.com

March 27, 2014

A Chevrolet Scottsdale truck hit a tree on N.C. 194 on Thursday afternoon at approximately 12:25 p.m.


John Robinson, 64, of West Jefferson was injured and was transferred to Ashe Memorial Hospital, according to N.C. Trooper W.P. Miller.


The wreck occurred at 3111 N.C. 194, between Baldwin and Todd.


Miller said the wreck might have been caused by steering problems with the truck. The truck went off road, where it struck two trees and a telephone box.


Responding units were the N.C. Highway Patrol, Todd Fire Department and Blue Ridge Medical Transport.


This story will be updated as more information comes in.


Wil Petty can be reached at (336) 846-7164 or on Twitter @WilPetty