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The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County the week of June 2.


The reports are public record.


June 2:


A one-car wreck occurred on N.C. 88 near West Jefferson at 8:08 p.m. on June 2.


According to the narrative, Kristy Eastridge of North Wilkesboro was traveling east on N.C. 88 had swerved to miss an oncoming vehicle in the wrong lane when her vehicle ran off the right shoulder and struck a sign.


Eastridge was transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital. Her vehicle, a 1997 Chevrolet had $500 in estimated damage but was rendered not drivable.


No citations were issued.


June 3:


Near Tennessee Border


Damage to a car involving a N.C. DOT vehicle occurred near Big Laurel Road at 3:22 p.m. on June 3.


According to the narrative, the N.C. DOT vehicle, driven by John Handy of Wilkesboro, and the second vehicle driven by John McGonigal of Havre de Grace, Maryland, were traveling south when a piece of gravel came off the DOT vehicle and struck McGonigal’s windshield.


The vehicle, a 2010 Dodge, was rendered drivable and only had $100 in damages.


No citations were issued.


N.C. 88


A one-car impact occurred on N.C. 88 east of Jefferson at 9:22 p.m. on June 3.


According to the narrative, Mark Lebeau Jr., of Todd, was traveling east on N.C. 88 when he was driving too fast to navigate a curve. Lebeau lost control of the vehicle, striking a ditch and it overturned in a yard. The driver left the scene before law enforcement arrived.


The yard had an estimated $500 in damage, while Lebau’s 1994 Jeep was rendered not drivable and had $5,000 in damages. There were no injuries.


Lebeau was cited for exceeding safe speed.


June 5:


U.S. 221


A three-car pileup occurred on U.S. 221 east of Jefferson at 3:55 p.m. on June 5.


According to the narrative, Gabriel Bledsoe, of Todd, Jordan Reedy, of Grassy Creek and Ethan Lewis of Crumpler were traveling east on U.S. 221 when Lewis had stopped behind another vehicle attempting to turn left into Sunnyside Park. Reedy was slowing when Bledose’s vehicle struck Reedy’s, who then struck Lewis.


There were no injuries and all vehicles were rendered drivable with minimal damage.


Bledsoe was cited for failure to reduce speed.


Buck Mountain Road


A two-car collision occurred at the intersection of Bald Mountain Road and Buck Mountain Road west of Jefferson at 4:35 p.m. on June 5.


According to the narrative, David Hart, of West Jefferson, was traveling south on Bald Mountain Road attempting to turn on Buck Mountain Road. Teddy Shatley, of Jefferson, was traveling the other direction and both drivers’ line of sight was obstructed by an embankment on the shoulder of Buck Mountain Road. Both vehicles came to a rest at the intersection.


There were no injuries. Both vehicles were 2004 Fords and both had $2,500 in damages. Both cars were considered drivable.


Hart was cited for unsafe movement.


June 6:


A one-car wreck occurred on Big Laurel Road near Creston at 5:12 a.m. on June 6.


According to the narrative, John Triplett, of Mountain City, Tennessee, was traveling north on Big Laurel Road when he crossed the centerline and went off the road to the left, struck a tree and went down an embankment.


There were no injuries, but Triplett’s 1998 Chevrolet was rendered not drivable and had $3,000 in estimated damages.


Triplett was cited for driving left of center.


June 8:


A two-car collision occurred on Mount Jefferson State Park Road at 3:10 p.m. on June 8.


According to the narrative, June Worth, of West Jefferson and Megan Shepherd, of West Jefferson, were driving opposite directions on Mount Jefferson State Park Road. Worth was attempting to turn left when she struck Shepherd’s vehicle.


Both vehicles were rendered not drivable and had $2,500 in damages. Both Worth and Shepherd were transported by Blue Ridge Medical Transport to Ashe Memorial Hospital.


Worth was cited for a failure to yield.

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