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

May 13

A two-vehicle accident: occurred at 7:43 a.m. on Old Highway 16 near Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2012 Ford, driven by Tony G. Blevins of Lansing, traveled north on Old Highway 16, while a 2009 Ford, driven by Jose G. Rivera Jaramillo of Crumpler, traveled south on Old Highway 16. The vehicles struck each others mirror in the center of the roadway. The estimated costs of damage were $500 to the 2012 Ford and $500 to the 2009 Ford. Both vehicles were considered drivable.

May 15

A two-vehicle accident: occurred at 1:20 p.m. in the parking lot of Mountaineer Cleaners near West Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2016 Dodge patrol vehicle, driven by Joseph S. Williams of Wilkesboro, was parked in the parking lot, while a 2015 Chevrolet, driven by Donald E. Blackburn of Fleetwood, backed south in the parking lot and collided with the Dodge. The estimated costs of damage were $522 to the Dodge and $522 to the Chevrolet. Both vehicles were considered drivable. Blackburn was issued a citation for unsafe movement.

May 16

A single-vehicle accident: occurred at 9:27 p.m. on Idlewild Road near West Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2011 Honda, driven by Sadye E. Franklin of Boone, traveled north on Idlewild Road. The vehicle traveled off the roadway to the right and collided with an embankment. The estimated cost of damage to the Honda was $5,000, and the vehicle was not considered drivable. Franklin was issued a citation for a lane control violation.

May 17

A single-vehicle accident: occurred at 7:48 a.m. on Chestnut Hill Road near Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2003 Jeep, driven by Drake L. Bedford, traveled west on Chestnut Hill Road. The vehicle ran off the road to the right, crossed the centerline and ran off the road to the left, striking a ditch and a tree before rolling over onto its roof. The estimated cost of damage to the Jeep was $8,600, and the vehicle was not considered drivable.

A single-vehicle accident: occurred at 12:48 p.m. on Three Top Road near West Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2004 Hyundai, driven by Jordan S. Dixon of Creston, traveled west on Three Top Road from Ben Bolen Road. The driver from the Hyundai said the breaks completely failed, causing the vehicle to run off the road straight ahead and travel down an embankment into a flowing creek, where it collided with several large rocks. The estimated cost of damage to the Hyundai was $3,600, and the vehicle was not considered drivable.

A two-vehicle accident: occurred at 2:34 p.m. on Long Branch Road near Lansing. According to the wreck report, a 2003 Subaru, driven by Maureen Dintino of Lansing, traveled south on Long Branch Road, while a 2001 Mitsubishi, driven by Jacob E. Hamm of Lansing, traveled north on Long Branch Road. The driver of the Subaru stated she was stopped on the east shoulder of the road checking her mail. The driver of the Mitsubishi stated the Subaru turned left in front of him. The Mitsubishi traveled off the roadway to the left and struck a tree. The estimated costs of damage were none to the Subaru and $1,900 to the Mitsubishi. The Subaru was considered drivable, but the Mitsubishi was not. No citations were issued.

May 18

A single-vehicle accident: occurred at 4:42 p.m. on Big Laurel Road near Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2007 Chevrolet, driven by Kenneth C. Johnson of Lansing, traveled north on Big Laurel Road. The vehicle traveled off the roadway to the right to avoid a vehicle in his lane of travel, colliding with an embankment and overturning. The estimated cost of damage to the Chevrolet was $2,900, and the vehicle was not considered drivable. No citations were issued.

May 20

A two-vehicle accident: occurred at 5:52 p.m. on Cranberry Springs Road near West Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2014 Ford, driven by James W. Carlisle II of Banner Elk, traveled south on a private driveway and attempted to turn left onto Cranberry Springs Road to travel east, while a 2003 Ford, driven by William D. Greer of Creston, traveled west on Cranberry Springs Road. The 2014 Ford failed to see before turning onto the roadway and collided with the 2003 Ford in the roadway. The estimated costs of damage were $4,000 to the 2014 Ford and $3,000 to the 2003 Ford. The 2014 Ford was considered drivable, but the 2003 Ford was not. Carlisle was issued a citation for a safe movement violation.

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