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

Aug. 27

A two-vehicle accident: occurred at 10:51 a.m. on Mt. Jefferson State Park Road near West Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 1997 Ford, driven by Venancio C. Nievesroldan, and a 2014 Volkswagen, driven by Alfred D. Keener, both traveled east on Mt. Jefferson State Park Road. The Volkswagen was stopped in the travel lane at a stop sign. The Ford collided with the Volkswagen in the rear. There was no estimated cost of damage to the Ford as it had a rack attached to its front bumper. The estimated cost of damage to the Volkswagen was $900, and it was considered drivable. Nievesroldan was issued a citation for failing to reduce speed.

A single-vehicle accident: occurred at 12:21 p.m. on N.C. 163 near West Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2003 Chevrolet, driven by Carmen A. Flores, traveled east on N.C. 163. As a vehicle ahead of the Chevrolet slowed to make a turn, the Chevrolet swerved to avoid colliding with the other vehicle. The Chevrolet departed the road to the right, striking a fence, a gate and an embankment, where it then came to rest. The estimated cost of damage to the Chevrolet was $2,400, and it was considered drivable.

Aug. 28

A two-vehicle accident: occurred at 7:13 a.m. on Deep Ford Road near Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2010 Thomas school bus traveled east on Deep Ford Road. A 1995 Pontiac, driven by Rebecca J. Buckles, traveled west on Deep Ford Road. As the two vehicles met, the Pontiac collided with a deer in the roadway, launching the deer into the school bus. The estimated cost of damage to the Thomas was $2,000, and it was not considered drivable. The estimated cost of damage to the Pontiac was $2,000, and it was considered drivable.

A two-vehicle accident: occurred at 1:06 p.m. in the Country House parking lot near Lansing. According to the wreck report, a 2019 Subaru, driven by Billy E. Eller was backing up in the parking lot. A 2015 Honda, driven by Charles J. Williams, was turning into the parking lot, and the two vehicles collided. The estimated cost of damage to both vehicles was $75 each, and they were both considered drivable.

A single-vehicle accident: occurred at 6:09 p.m. on Nikanor Road near West Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2007 Kia, driven by William E. Mullis, traveled north on Nikanor Road. The vehicle departed the roadway to the right, traveled over an embankment and struck a fence, where it then came to rest. The estimated cost of damage to the Kia was $2,500, and it was not considered drivable. Mullis was issued a citation for driving while impaired and failure to maintain lane control.

Aug. 29

A two-vehicle accident: occurred at 3:37 p.m. on U.S. 221 near West Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 2013 Dodge, driven by William J. Millson, and a 2004 Ford, driven by Larry S. Calhoun, both traveled north on U.S. 221. The Ford slowed for a turning vehicle ahead, and the Dodge struck the Ford in the rear. The estimated cost of damage to the Dodge was $1,000. The estimated cost of damage to the Ford was $500. Both vehicles were considered drivable. Millson was issued a citation for failing to reduce speed.

A single-vehicle accident: occurred at 6:42 p.m. on Deep Ford Road near Jefferson. According to the wreck report, a 1989 Ford, driven by Timothy E. Elliott, traveled west on Deep Ford Road. The vehicle departed the roadway to the right, striking a ditch, a utility pole, a concrete culvert and then overturned. The estimated cost of damage to the vehicle was $6,500, and it was not considered drivable. Elliott was issued a citation for failing to maintain lane control.

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