Two-vehicle wreck closes U.S. 221

First responders on the scene of a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 221 near Todd Wednesday, July 31.

TODD — A two-vehicle wreck closed U.S. 221 near Station Drive around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, resulting in one person being transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Charles A. Cooper of Apopka, Fl., traveled south on U.S. 221 in a 2004 Hyundai when the vehicle lost control and crossed the centerline, striking a 2012 Chevrolet driven by William H. South of West Jefferson, according to the wreck report by N.C. State Highway Patrol Trooper Denny Parunak.

Ashe Medics transported South to AMH, and Cooper refused treatment, according to the wreck report. Cooper was issued a citation for exceeding safe speed.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Fleetwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue were also on the scene.

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