Fatal Haywood County Crash Involving State Trooper
On Wednesday morning, there was a one-vehicle crash on Sweeten Creek Road in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near the Givens Estate entrance sometime before 11:30 a.m. Very few details about this wreck have been released, but we do know that the vehicle involved took out power lines in the area. According to Duke Energy, approximately 600 people were without power for a couple of hours.
On Monday night, two people were killed in a crash on Smokey Park Highway. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, this Buncombe County head-on collision happened sometime before 9:00 p.m., in the 1500 block of Smokey Park Highway, near the Bojangles. For currently unknown reasons, a Chevrolet pickup truck pulled into the path of an oncoming antique Ford pickup truck. Davie McClure, 84 years old, and his wife Mattie were in the antique truck at the time of the crash. They both died as a result of their injuries.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just released a summer-themed consumer safety advisory. Road trips are a popular choice for summer vacations, and the NHTSA wants motorists to be prepared for safe and successful trips. Since nothing can ruin a family vacation faster than being stranded on the side of the highway, the NHTSA is encouraging drivers to get their automobiles fully serviced before hitting the road this summer.