August 4, 2014
The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County the week of July 21.
The reports are public record.
U.S. 221/N.C. 16
A two car accident occurred on U.S. 221 near the intersection of N.C. 16 at 11:31 a.m. on July 22.
According to the narrative, Lillian Richardson, of Crumpler, was traveling south on U.S. 221, while Laura Bare, of Jefferson was making a right turn on U.S. 221.
Richardson failed to reduce speed and collided with the rear of Bare’s vehicle.
There were no injuries and both vehicles were rendered drivable. Richardson’s 1992 Oldsmobile car had $300 in estimated damages, while Bare’s 2013 Hyundai car had $400 in estimated damages.
No citations were issued.
A two car accident occurred on U.S. 221 near Water Tank Road at 1:06 p.m. on July 22.
According to the narrative, Sheri Thompson of Indianapolis, Indiana and Jose Gallegos-Pacheco, of West Jefferson, were traveling south on U.S. 221. Gallegos-Pacheco stopped for traffic and was attempting to turn onto Watertank Road when he was struck by Thompson.
There were no injuries. Thompson’s 2010 Ford had $1,500 in damage and was rendered not drivable while Gallegos-Pacheco’s 1997 Honda had $1,000 in estimated damage and was rendered drivable.
Thompson was cited for a failure to reduce speed and Gallegos-Pacheco was cited for no operator’s licence.
A two car accident occurred on U.S. 221 near N.C. 16 at 11:41 a.m. on July 25.
According to the narrative, Linda Richardson, of Laurel Springs, and Darryl Butler, also of Laurel Springs,were traveling west on U.S. 221. Butler stopped in the road for a vehicle turning left. Richardson failed to reduce speed and collided with Butler’s vehicle.
There were no injuries and both vehicles were rendered drivable. Richardson’s 2014 Toyota had $3,000 in estimated damage.
Richardson was cited for failure to reduce speed.
An animal collision occurred on N.C. 16 near Jefferson at 9 p.m. on July 25.
According to the narrative, Kara Day, of Glendale Springs, was traveling south on N.C. 16 when a deer ran into the road.
There were no injuries and Day’s vehicle, a 2003 Ford car, was rendered drivable. There was $2,000 in estimated damage.
No citations were issued.
A wreck occurred on N.C. 16 near Glendale Springs at 8:49 p.m. on July 27.
According to the narative, Jerrell Dixon, of Thomasville, was driving north on N.C. 16 when he lost control and traveled off the roadway to the right. His vehicle collided with an embankment and overturned.
Dixon was sent to Ashe Memorial Hospital and his vehicle, a 2002 Subaru car, was rendered not drivable. He consented to a test and the results are pending.
Dixon was cited for driving while intoxicated and failure to maintain lane of travel.