On Monday, there were multiple crashes on Interstate 26 in Weaverville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, three crashes happened near exit 19 on I-26. There were four vehicles involved in the initial wreck, which did occur during inclement weather. The other two crashes happened in the traffic sometime after the initial wreck. At least one person was injured, but there's no word on that person's current condition or the extent of injuries involved. Motorists in the area reported heavy rain and wet roads at the time of the crash. At this time, no information has been released on whether or not any citations were made or the official causes of each of the crashes.
On Sunday, there was a crash involving a truck and a camper trailer in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened in the eastbound lanes of I-40 at about 1:17 p.m. Although very few details have been released, initial reports indicate that a camper trailer came unhitched from a truck around mile marker 47. The camper trailer ran off onto the shoulder of the roadway.
In the early morning hours on Friday, a driver fell asleep at the wheel and caused a crash near Weaverville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened in the westbound lanes of I-26 at about 1:45 a.m. The driver of a Chevrolet Suburban reportedly fell asleep behind the wheel and lost control of the vehicle. The SUV struck a guardrail and rolled several times. Thankfully, that person did not suffer from serious injuries. First responders were swiftly on the scene, where traffic had to be diverted to the New Stock Road exit. A portion of the roadway was closed until about 3:15 a.m. The driver involved was charged with reckless driving.
On Monday night, a driver was killed in a car crash in Macon County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened sometime after 8:00 p.m. on U.S. 441 near Mulberry Road. Very few details have been released about this crash, but the driver reportedly lost control of his vehicle. The Mustang crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a southbound pickup truck, causing the truck to spin and go over the guardrail.