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The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County the week of June 23.


The reports are public record.


June 24:


An animal collision occurred on N.C. 16 south of Jefferson at 7:09 a.m. on June 24.


According to the narrative, David Coble Sr., of Swanquarter, was traveling south on N.C. 16 when a deer entered the roadway. Coble struck the deer and the vehicle then overturned coming to a rest in the center of the highway.


Blue Ridge Medical transport was called, but Coble was not transported. His vehicle, a 2007 Harley Davidson had $6,000 in damages and was rendered not drivable.


No citations were issued.


June 25:


An animal collision occurred on N.C. 16 north of Jefferson near the U.S. 221 split at 6:15 p.m. on June 25.


According to the narrative, Everette Bard, of Crumpler, was traveling north on N.C. 16 when he struck a bear that was attempting to cross the roadway.


There were no injuries, and the vehicle, a 2000 Chevrolet owned by Blue Ridge Restorations, was considered drivable. The vehicle had $1,200 in estimated damages.


No citations were issued.


June 26:


N.C. 88


A one-car wreck occurred on N.C. 88 west of Jefferson near the intersection of N.C. 194 at 5:16 p.m. on June 26.


According to the narrative, Teresa Sluder, of Todd, was traveling west on N.C. 88 when the vehicle traveled off the roadway and lost control. The vehicle overturned and came to a rest in a ditch.


There were no injuries, but the vehicle Sluder was driving, a 1998 Chevrolet, was rendered not drivable. The Chevrolet had an estimated $2,000 in damages.


Sluder was cited for a failure to maintain lane of travel.


N.C. 16


A one-car wreck occurred on N.C. 16 north of Jefferson near the U.S. 221 split at 6:48 p.m. on June 26.


According to the narrative, Joseph Matkins, of Lansing, was driving north on N.C. 16. In an attempt to avoid traffic ahead, Matkins traveled off the roadway. The vehicle overturned and collided with a tree before coming to a rest in an open field.


There were no injuries, but the vehicle Matkins was driving, a 1993 Ford, was rendered not drivable. The vehicle had $3,400 in estimated damages.


No citations were issued.


June 27:


N.C. 194


A hanging log from a truck struck a utility line on N.C 194 in Lansing at 10 a.m. on June 27.


According to the narrative, Charles Price, of Lansing, was traveling north on N.C. 194 when a branch from the truck struck the utility line.


There were no damages to the truck, but the utility line, owned by Skyline was estimated to have $3,000 in damages.


No citations were issued.


Hartzog Ford Road


A two-car collision, involving a N.C. Department of Transportation vehicle, occurred on Hartzog Ford Road, southwest of West Jefferson at 12:16 p.m. on June 27.


According to the narrative, Jonathan Martin, of Lexington, was traveling north on Hartzog Ford Road as the N.C. DOT vehicle, driven by James Blevins of Creston, was backing out of a driveway. The DOT vehicle backed onto Hartzog Ford Road and struck Martin’s vehicle.


Blue Ridge Medical Transport was called, but none of the drivers or passengers were injured. Both vehicles, a 2006 Ford and a 2010 Chevrolet were rendered drivable. Martin’s vehicle had $2,000 in estimated damages while the DOT vehicle had $750 in estimated damages.


No citations were issued.


S.R. 1612


A two-car collision occurred in the northeastern area of Ashe County near N.C. 88 at 5:03 p.m. on June 27.


According to the narrative, Alexander Lantham, of West Jefferson was traveling north on S.R. 1612, while James Cline, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, was traveling south. Cline, attempting to avoid Lantham traveled off the roadway and stopped, while Cline lost control of his vehicle and struck Cline head on.


There were no injuries and both vehicles were rendered drivable. Latham’s 1987 Chevrolet had an estimated $1,900 in damages while Cline’s 2014 Ford had $2,800 in estimated damages.


Latham was cited for exceeding a safe speed and having slick tires.


June 29:


A one-car wreck occurred on Old N.C. 16 near Jefferson at 7:09 a.m. on June 29.


According to the narrative, Lori Ward, of Piney Creek, was traveling east on Old N.C. 16. She stated to the officer that she had swerved to avoid a deer. The vehicle struck a guardrail.


Ward’s vehicle, a 2014 GMC was rendered drivable but had an estimated $4,000 in damages.


No citations were issued.


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