ASHE COUNTY – The following are the most recent accidents reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.
Joseph Hayes McClure, of 2517 Big Piney Creek Road, Lansing, was backing out of the parking lot of the Country House Restaurant in Lansing when he struck a 2005 Hyundai driven by James William Cotton, Jr., of 618 Frank Dillard Road, West Jefferson. Cotton’s Hyundai sustained $1,000 in damages while McClure’s car received $500 in damage. McClure was cited for unsafe movement.
Brooklyn Denise Sheets, of 2989 Water Tank Road, West Jefferson, was traveling north on N.C. 163 when she reportedly went off the roadway to the right, struck the guardrail on the right-side of the roadway and then traveled across the center of the roadway before going off the road again to the left. Her 2007 Toyota then struck the guardrail on the left shoulder of the roadway. She continued traveling on the left shoulder of the roadway and struck a 2013 Toyota driven by Jeremy David Marsh, of 127 Garl McNeill Drive, West Jefferson. Sheets was cited for driving left of center and not wearing a seat belt. Marsh was also cited for not wearing his seat belt.
Cameron Chase Lister, of 667 Bald Mountain Road, West Jefferson, was traveling north on S.R. 1138 in a 1989 Chevrolet when he traveled off the roadway to the right and down an embankment. His vehicle then struck a fence and came to rest facing northeast on the right side of the roadway. Lister was cited for failing to report an accident and a lane control violation.
Anthony Lyle Holman, of 5928 Castleford Road, Todd, was traveling south on U.S. 221 when he failed to reduce speed and struck the 2014 Toyota driven by Dan Ray Pierce, of 603 Lees Bridge Road, Nottingham, Pa. This collision cause Pierce to strike the rear portion of a 2016 Toyota driven by Michael Edward Vollmer, of 1228 Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock. Holman was cited for failure to reduce speed.
Gabriel De La Caridad Perez, of 522 S. Main St., Jefferson, was traveling south on S.R. 1248 in West Jefferson when lost control of his vehicle and ran off the road on the right shoulder and struck a tree. The vehicle came to rest against a tree. Perez was cited for driving while intoxicated.
Ernest Dean Houser, of 890 School House Road, Whitetop, Va., failed to reduce speed on N.C. 88 in West Jefferson and struck a 2006 Kia driven by Amber Dawn Chary, of 147 Smethport Drive, West Jefferson. Chay’s Kia sustained $2,500 in damages. Houser was cited for failure to reduce speed.
Richard Lynn Jackson, of 3166 Summit Road, Purlear, was traveling south on U.S. 221 when he crossed the center-line and struck Carl John Albrecht, of 637 S. Main St., Jefferson. Jackson was cited for driving left of center. Albrecht’s 1990 Peterbilt sustained $2,000 damages while Jackson’s 1999 Ford sustained $3,500 in damages.
Emaleigh Jewel Treva, of 2794 Beaver Creek School Road, Apt. B, West Jefferson, was traveling North on U.S. 221 in West Jefferson when she failed to reduce speed and struck the rear portion of a 2015 Hyundai driven by Timothy Reece Roten, of 778 N.C. 88 West, Jefferson. This collision caused Roten’s car to strike a 2010 Volvo driven by Jennifer Lyn Blanco, of 220 Beaver Creek School Road, West Jefferson. Treva was cite for failure to reduce speed.
Jessica Miller Calhoun, of 118 Valley Drive, Jefferson, was traveling on N.C. 16 in Jefferson in a 2016 Dodge when she merged over into the right lane on N.C. 88 and struck a 2012 Volvo driven by Norman Waedel, of 742 Hill Park Drive, Holland, Ohio. Norman was cited for failure to yield.
Sarah Elizabeth Caldera, of 227 Gentle Ridge Drive, Crumpler, was traveling eat on S.R. 1594 in a 2003 Ford when she lost control and struck the ditch and overturned in the roadway. Her car came to rest on its side in the roadway. Caldera was cited for exceeding a safe speed.
Ambrose Herman Jones, of 600 Hardin Gilley Road, Warrensville, was stopped for a funeral procession on N.C. 88 in West Jefferson when he was struck by a 1987 Chevrolet driven by Ethan Stafford Ferguson, of 1529 Big Springs Road, Creston. Ferguson was cited for failure to reduce speed.
Renee Michelle Stout, of 501 Ira Powers Road, Lansing, was traveling south on S.R. 1125 in a 2003 GMC when she ran off the road to the right and over corrected. The vehicle then struck a power pole. Sout was cited for a lane control violation.
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