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December 2015 Archives

New Year's Eve Safe Driving

New Year's Eve is one of the more dangerous nights to be on roadways in North Carolina and across the United States. Celebrations full of alcoholic beverages and champagne toasts simultaneously end and slews of potentially buzzed and drunk drivers take to the roadways. While law enforcement plans to increase patrols and enforcement, the roadways are still going to be treacherous.

Teen Killed in Upstate Crash

Early Sunday morning, a teen from Charlotte was killed in an Upstate crash. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Augusta Road. For currently unknown reasons, the car veered off of the roadway and rolled several times. 18-year-old Keundra Smith was ejected from the vehicle. Although she was airlifted to the hospital, she did not survive her injuries. Her cousin, who was injured in the crash, was driving the car.

Car Crashes Into Buncombe Home

On Wednesday afternoon, a car crashed through a mobile home in Buncombe County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at about 3:00 p.m. in Swannanoa on Linn Garden Lane.  At this time, there's no word on how or why the car crashed through the home. At least one person was injured in the collision, and two walls of the home were compromised.

NHTSA's Winter Driving Tips

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently publicizing their annual winter driving safety campaign. Their "Focus on Safety- Winter Driving" campaign is all about preparation before driving and safety behind the wheel. Drivers in Asheville and the surrounding areas could face a variety of different wintry weather conditions this season. From ice and sleet to blizzard-like storms, Asheville motorists need to be prepared for anything.

Pedestrian Killed in Woodfin

On Monday evening, a pedestrian was struck and killed in Woodfin, North Carolina. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Riverside Drive near Walnut Lane, sometime before 6:00 p.m. At this time, very few details have been released about the collision. We do know that the female pedestrian was transported to Mission Hospital, but she did not survive her injuries. Local law enforcement authorities are currently conducting an investigation including crash scene reconstruction, and at this time, they do not suspect driver impairment. No charges have been filed, and the authorities have not released the identity of the victim.

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