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Ashe County Wreck Report

By Nathan Ham - nham@civitasmedia.com



ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between Sept. 27 and Oct. 3 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.

Sept. 28

Laurel Springs

A single-vehicle accident happened at 9:40 a.m. on Big Peak Creek Road in Laurel Springs. According to the narrative, Crystal Dawn Ward of Jefferson was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and overturned down an embankment, coming to rest on its top.

Ward was uninjured.

The 2002 Pontiac involved had about $6,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Ward was cited for a lane control violation.

Jefferson

A single-vehicle accident took place at 5:38 p.m. on Highway 88 about five miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Michelle Marie Hossinei of Crumpler was traveling west when the left rear tire came of the vehicle, causing Hossinei to lose control. The vehicle crossed the center line and struck the guardrail before coming to a stop on the shoulder of the road.

Hossinei refused medical transport.

The 2006 Subaru involved had about $1,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

Grassy Creek

An animal collision happened on Highway 16 near Grassy Creek. According to the narrative, Tony Richard Crowder of Burnsville, North Carolina was traveling south when he struck a deer that entered the road.

Crowder and a passenger, Courtney Crowder McKinney of Burnsville, were uninjured.

The 2009 GMC involved had an estimated $1,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Jefferson

An animal collision took place at 11:38 p.m. on Highway 16 about four miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Denny Hampton Parunak of Millers Creek was traveling south in his highway patrol vehicle when he struck a deer that ran into the road.

Parunak was uninjured.

The 2014 Dodge involved had $3,437 in damages but was considered drivable.

Sept. 29

West Jefferson

A single-vehicle accident happened at 5:30 a.m. on Doggett Road in West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Michael Ray Blevins of Lansing was traveling south when his vehicle was struck by a fallen tree.

Blevins was uninjured.

The 2002 Dodge involved had about $500 in damages but was considered drivable.

Warrensville

A two-vehicle accident happened at 2:01 p.m. on Highway 194 near Warrensville. According to the narrative, Jack Thomas Huskins, III of Boone was attempting to make a right turn onto Pounding Mill Road when a vehicle driven by Drew Hastings Hoffman Jr. of Lansing could not reduce speed in time, swerved to the right, slid through wet grass and struck the side of Huskins’ vehicle as he was making the turn.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Hoffman’s 1988 Chevrolet had about $1,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

Huskins’ 2015 Ford had about $5,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Hoffman was cited for failure to reduce speed.

Glendale Springs

A single-vehicle accident happened at 3:58 p.m. on Highway 16 about two miles from the intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 163. According to the narrative, Jennifer Mae Reese of Jefferson was traveling north when she attempted to pass a tractor-trailer and ran off the road to the left, struck an embankment and overturned.

Reese was uninjured.

The 1999 Chevrolet involved had approximately $4,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

Reese was cited for exceeding a safe speed.

Lansing

A single-vehicle accident occurred at 7:50 p.m. on East Little Horse Creek Road less than a mile from Lansing. According to the narrative, Wayne A. Thompson of Brooklyn, New York was traveling south when he ran off the road to the right, struck a ditch, a telephone junction box and a utility pole before coming to a rest.

Thompson and a passenger, Ray Chayanne Ortiz of Lithonia, Georgia, were uninjured.

The 2016 International truck had about $5,000 in damages and was not considered drivable.

The telephone junction box belonging to Skyline had about $500 in damages to repair.

Thompson was cited for failure to maintain lane control.

Oct. 1

Creston

An animal collision happened at 8:30 p.m.]]] on Big Laurel Road near the Tennessee state line. According to the narrative, Donna Coleen Hash of Mountain City, Tennessee was traveling north when she struck a deer that entered the road.

Hash was uninjured.

The 2005 Hyundai involved had an estimated $1,000 in damages but was considered drivable.

Oct. 3

Jefferson

A single-vehicle accident occurred at 9:12 a.m. on Highway 16 about four miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Joshua Larry Steelman of Jefferson was traveling north when he lost control of the vehicle, traveled left of center and ran off the road. The vehicle traveled over an embankment, overturned and came to a rest.

Steelman was uninjured.

The 2006 Ford involved had about $5,500 in damages and was not considered drivable.

No citations were issued.

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

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Ashe County Wreck Report

By Nathan Ham

nham@civitasmedia.com

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