On Monday morning, a South Carolina man was killed in a crash on Hendersonville Road. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime after 6:30 a.m. near the Blue Ridge Parkway overpass. For currently unknown reasons, 56-year-old David Earl Gosnell's truck crossed over four lanes of traffic and collided with another vehicle. Gosnell did not survive his injuries, and the driver in the other vehicle was transported to Mission Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
Earlier this week, a car crash took power lines out in Buncombe County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Monday morning, just east of Asheville, near Pheasant Ridge Road. For currently unknown reasons, an SUV overturned beside the roadway and took out multiple power lines.
Last week was National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week (November 1-8, 2015), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hosted a forum to launch a new drowsy-driving initiative. Experts from the fields of sleep science, traffic safety and public health joined together to share information on the dangers of drowsy driving and increase awareness about the nationwide problem. While drowsy driving may not sound as dangerous as distracted or impaired driving, consider that tired drivers are not only at risk for falling asleep behind the wheel, but they also have slower reaction times than drivers who aren't drowsy.
On Monday afternoon, a propane truck overturned beside a roadway in Buncombe County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at about 1:45 p.m., at Country Mountain Road and Rose Hill Road. First responders and crews were swiftly on the scene, where the propane had to be carefully removed.