July 1, 2014
The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County the week of June 16.
The reports are public record.
A two-vehicle collision involving an Ashe County Transportation Authority vehicle occurred on U.S. 221 Business near N.C. 88 at 12:26 p.m. on June 16.
According to the narrative, Clarence Reinhardt, of Sparta, was traveling east on U.S. 221 business while the ACTA vehicle, driven by Lester Parker Jr., was making a left turn into the Corner Market parking lot. Parker Jr. failed to yield to Reinhardt and was then struck.
There were no injuries and both vehicles were considered drivable. Reinhardt’s vehicle had $1,000 in estimated damage while the ACTA vehicle had $500 in estimated damages.
Parker Jr. was cited for failure to yield.
A three-vehicle wreck involving a City of Greenville, N.C. ambulance occurred on U.S 221 between Westwood Elementary School and the intersection of N.C. 194 at 2:10 p.m. on June 17.
According to the narrative, Steven Eldreth, of Warrensville, was driving the ambulance north on U.S. 221 and Thomas Hayes Jr., of Columbus, was traveling south on U.S. 221 when both vehicles had stopped for a funeral procession. Kelli Neaves of Jefferson failed to reduce speed and struck the ambulance in the rear before striking Hayes’ vehicle.
No injuries were reported and none of the three vehicles were rendered drivable.
Neaves was cited for failure to reduce speed.
A vehicle hit an embankment on N.C. 194 near Lansing at 3:07 p.m. on June 17.
According to the narrative, Dean Taylor, of Grassy Creek, was traveling north on N.C. 194 when the vehicle ran off the right shoulder and overturned at an embankment.
No injuries were reported. The vehicle, a 2010 Toyota was rendered undrivable.
No citations were issued.
A one-car wreck occurred near Creston at 7 p.m. on June 18.
According to the narrative, Maxwell Feigel, of Creston, was traveling near Creston, when it hit a tight curve, ran off the edge of the road it was on and went down a steep embankment. The vehicle came to a rest against a tree.
No injuries were reported, but the vehicle, a 1990 Ford was deemed not drivable and had $2,500 in damages.
No citations were issued.
A two-car collison on N.C. 194 occurred in Lansing at 6:30 p.m. on June 20.
According to the narrative, Mary Reedy, of Lansing and Billy Barbour, of Gastonia were traveling north on N.C. 194. Barbour was turning left on Teaberry Road when Reedy struck the vehicle.
Reedy’s vehicle, a 1991 Chevrolet was rendered not drivable and had $3,500 in estimated damage. Barbour’s vehicle, a 2009 Ford, had $3,500 in estimated damage but was drivable.
Reedy was cited for a failure to reduce speed.