The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County the week of April 28.
The reports are public record.
A two-car wreck occurred on U.S. 221 near the intersection of Clarence Lyall Road at 4:16 p.m. on April 28.
According to the narrative, Melodie Richey, of West Jefferson, and Shirley Marsh, of West Jefferson were traveling north on U.S. 221 when Marsh stopped for traffic and was struck by Richey’s vehicle.
Both vehicles were considered drivable and there were no injuries. Richey’s 1997 Volkswagen had an estimated $1,000 in damages while Marsh’s 1995 Mitsubishi had $500 in damages.
Richey was cited for a failure to reduce speed.
A three-car pileup occurred on U.S. 221 near the intersection of Liberty Grove Church Road at 7:59 a.m. on April 29.
According to the narrative, the three vehicles were driving north on U.S. 221 when Amy Miller, of Fleetwood and Wendy May, of West Jefferson had stopped. Jenny Voysey, of Crumpler failed to reduce speed and struck Miller’s vehicle, who in turn struck May’s vehicle.
All vehicles, except for Voysey’s were considered drivable. Voysey and Miller’s vehicles had estimated damages of $2,500 while May’s vehicle had $800 in damages.
No citations were given.
A vehicle struck the Southern States building near Jefferson at 11:15 a.m. on April 29.
According to the narrative, Sharon Parsons tried to stop when her foot slid off the brake pedal and she then struck the Southern States building.
The building had approximately $8,000 in damages while Parsons’ 1997 Pontiac had $1,000 in estimated damage, but the vehicle was considered drivable.
It is estimated Parsons hit the building going 15 miles per hour.
No citations were issued.
A one-car accident occurred on Bald Mountain Road near the intersection of Golf Course Road at 7:25 a.m. on April 30.
According to the narrative, Jennifer Simcox, of West Jefferson, was traveling south on Bald Mountain Road when she crossed the center of the roadway and traveled up an embankment. Her vehicle was overturned, and came to a rest facing north.
Simcox’s 2005 GMC was considered not drivable and had estimated damages of $3,500.
Simcox was cited for having unsafe tires.
A one car accident occurred on N.C. 16 near the Blue Ridge Parkway at 4:57 p.m. on May 2.
According to the narrative, George Correll, of West Jefferson,was traveling north on N.C. 16 when he traveled left of center and off the roadway. Correll traveled over the embankment and collided with a tree. Correll told the officer he went to sleep.
Correll was sent to Ashe Memorial Hospital.
Correll was cited for reckless driving.
A one car accident occurred on N.C. 88 near Peak Creek at 12:01 a.m. on May 3.
According to the narrative,Connie Freshwater, of Jefferson, was traveling east on N.C. 88 when she lost control and collided with an embankment.
Freshwater’s 1997 Toyota was considered not drivable and had an estimated damage of $3,500.
Freshwater was sent to Ashe Memorial Hospital.
Freshwater was cited for driving left of center.
A vehicle impacted a block wall on N.C. 88 near Memorial Church Road at 6:55 a.m. on May 4.
According to the narrative, Jacob Jackson McKiddy, of Lansing, was traveling east on N.C. 88 and fell asleep. the vehicle ran off the road and struck a block wall.
The owner of the block wall had estimated damages of $2,000. McKiddy’s vehicle, a 1999 Subaru, had $6,000 in damages and was considered not drivable.
McKiddy was cited for reckless driving.