The following wreck reports have been released by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety in Ashe County.

June 21

A two-vehicle accident: occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Old Hwy 16 near Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2018 Toyota, driven by Robert S. Stockwell, traveled south on Old Hwy 16. A 2003 Dodge, driven by Brittany N. Stuart, traveled north on Old Hwy 16. The Toyota traveled left of center and struck the Dodge, causing the Dodge to depart the roadway and strike a ditch. The estimated cost of damage to the Toyota was $100. The estimated cost of damage to the Dodge was $4,000. The Toyota was considered drivable, and the Dodge was not. Stockwell was issued a citation for careless and reckless driving.

June 23

A single-vehicle accident: occurred at 11:14 a.m. on N.C. 16 near Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2008 Kawasaki, driven by William J. Shupp, traveled south on N.C. 16. The vehicle departed the roadway to the right and overturned. The estimated cost of damage to the vehicle was $2,000, and the vehicle was not considered drivable.

June 27

A single-vehicle accident: occurred at 5:52 a.m. on N.C. 163 near West Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2009 Toyota, driven by Coleman T. Godwin, traveled west on N.C. 163. The Toyota struck a deer that traveled onto the roadway. The estimated cost of damage to the Toyota was $4,000, and the vehicle was not considered drivable.

June 29

A single-vehicle accident: occurred at 05:50 a.m. on N.C. 16 near Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2015 Chevrolet, driven by Tony J. Richardson, traveled north on N.C. 16. The Toyota struck a deer that traveled onto the roadway. The estimated cost of damage to the vehicle was $3,500, and the vehicle was considered drivable.

A single-vehicle accident: occurred at 6:57 p.m. on N.C. 88 near Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2013 Chevrolet, driven by Thomas C. Finley, traveled east on N.C. 88. The vehicle departed the roadway to the right and struck a sign, and then continued to travel east and struck a tree. The estimated cost of damage to the vehicle was $5,000, and the vehicle was not considered drivable. Finley was issued a citation for driving while intoxicated.

June 30

A two-vehicle accident: occurred at 4:00 p.m. on Arthur Lane near Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2019 Chevrolet, driven by Jessice D. Payne, traveled east on Arthur Lane. A 1999 Jeep, driven by Dylan S. Romans, traveled west on Arthur Lane. The Chevrolet traveled left of center and collided with the Jeep head on. The estimated cost of damage to the Chevrolet was $5,000. The estimated cost of damage to the Jeep was $700. Both vehicles were considered drivable. Payne was issued a citation for traveling left of center.

July 1

A two-vehicle accident: occurred at 3:23 p.m. on N.C. 88 near West Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2015 Ram, driven by Kevin W. Jones, traveled west on N.C. 88. A 2017 Yamaha, driven by William G. Howell, traveled east on N.C. 88. The Yamaha traveled left of center and collided with the Ram head on. The Yamaha overturned and the driver was ejected. The estimated cost of damage to the Ram was $4,500. The estimated cost of damage to the Yamaha was $3,000. Both vehicles were not considered drivable.

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