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October 2015 Archives

Volunteer Firefighter Killed in Crash

Last week, a fatal crash in Madison County took the life of a volunteer firefighter. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, 26-year-old Billy Naillon was killed in an apparent one-vehicle wreck on Highway 209. Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know that it happened about four miles from his home and two miles from the fire department. Naillon was also an Army veteran and served two tours in Afghanistan. 

Teen Injured in ATV Crash

Over the weekend, a teenager was hospitalized after an All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV) crash near Maggie Valley. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Sunday along Irene Lane. The 14-year-old passenger was riding with another teen at the time of the wreck. Apparently, the 4-wheeler had some type of mechanical trouble as the two teens were heading down a hill. They crashed into the woods beside the road, and a witness nearby heard the brakes screeching.

NCDOT Warns of Deer-Related Collisions

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is warning drivers to keep an eye out for deer in the coming months. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, half of all animal-related collisions for the year will happen between now and the end of the year. Sergeant Toby Jenkins with the Wildlife Resources Commission says that drivers should be particularly watchful for deer at dawn and dusk, when the animals are most active.

Fatal Crash on Charlotte Highway

On Sunday, a crash on Charlotte Highway took the life of a South Carolina woman. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the one-car crash happened near Upper Brush Creek Road, sometime before 8:00 p.m. Apparently, the vehicle crossed the centerline, struck a tree and overturned beside the roadway. A passenger in the vehicle, 37-year-old Jenifer Bowen of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, died on the scene. The driver, 35-year-old Michael Wells of Fairview, and another passenger were both transported to Mission Hospital for treatment of injuries. 

Overturned Truck on I-26

Earlier this week, a truck overturned on I-26 in Buncombe County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened just before 9:00 a.m. on Monday. For currently unknown reasons a truck overturned in the eastbound lanes of I-26, at mile marker 34. At least two lanes near Exit 33 had to be closed as first responders and crews worked the scene. At this time, very few details about the crash have been released. 

Four USC Students Killed in Crash

Early Sunday morning, four USC Upstate college students were killed in a crash on Valley Falls Road. Horace Sproull, Sarah Vande Berg, James Campbell and Josh Lee all died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, one student, Felicia Ahlborg, survived the crash and is in fair condition. At this time, very few details about the one-car crash have been released. We do know that the car ran off of the roadway, struck a tree and burst into flames. 

NHTSA's Pre-Season Drunk Driving Prevention

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is getting ready to publicize their annual pre-holiday season drunk driving prevention campaign. Unfortunately, with the holiday season approaching, we're likely to see an increase injury-causing and fatal drunk driving crashes in North Carolina and across the country. In addition to raising awareness about the dangers and costs of drunk driving, there will also be increased law enforcement efforts, as we get closer to the holiday season.

Post-Storm Safety on Blue Ridge Parkway

Although Asheville and other areas of Western North Carolina weren't hit nearly as hard as portions of South Carolina, the recent storms have left their mark on local roadways. Officials in Buncombe County have been working tirelessly to clean up and reopen impacted stretches of the Blue Ridge Parkway. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, rangers and roadway crews have been cleaning branches, leaves, fallen rocks, trees and other debris from the roadway to improve safety for motorists in North Carolina. Drivers are encouraged to make safe decisions behind the wheel, before, during and after inclement weather. 

Multiple Crashes in Asheville

There were multiple crashes in and around the Asheville area during inclement weather last Friday. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, there were at least four traffic incidents reported in Buncombe County between the afternoon hours of 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Wrecks were reported on I-26 and I-40. Very few details were released about these crashes, but we do know that a trooper's vehicle was involved in one of the wrecks. 

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