On Monday night, a high-speed crash in Black Mountain left five people injured. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened at about 7:00 p.m., on East State Street in the downtown Black Mountain area. Initial reports indicate that one vehicle, a 2015 Nissan Altima, struck another vehicle at a high rate of speed at a downtown intersection. That Altima driver, Kyle Carney, was reportedly driving west on Interstate 40 when he got off on Highway 70 west. When the vehicle entered the intersection of Montreat Road and State Street at a high rate of speed, it collided with a Mazda sedan. An additional three vehicles were also struck.
A new sidewalk project in Hendersonville is expected to improve pedestrian safety on a portion of Four Seasons Boulevard. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, approximately 1,000 feet of sidewalk is being installed in an area with a lot of fast food restaurants. There is already heavy foot traffic in the area, and pedestrians are hoping the sidewalk will help to improve safety.
Early Sunday morning, a Buncombe County wreck took the life of a Hendersonville teen. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Ben Lippen Road, also known as Dryman Mountain Road, at about 2:00 a.m. Initial reports indicate that the vehicle was going about 60 miles per hour in a 35-mile-per hour zone prior to the crash. Very few details of this fatal wreck have been released, but we do know that the rear passenger, 18-year-old Azlyan Dalbo of Hendersonville, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
On Friday night, there was a crash involving a motorcycle and a car in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on the Smokey Park Highway, sometime after 8:00 p.m. Very few details about the crash have been released, but we do know that the motorcycle rider was alert and conscious when first responders arrived on the scene. There has been no word on the cause of the crash, which could still be under investigation with local law enforcement authorities.