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February 2017 Archives

Multi-Car Injury Crash in Black Mountain

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.  

Hendersonville Sidewalk for Pedestrian Safety

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.

Semi Truck Crash in Swain County

On Tuesday morning, there was a tractor-trailer crash in Swain County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Highway 19 at about 6:00 a.m. Very few details about the semi-truck crash have been released, but we do know that the big rig overturned in the Nantahala Gorge area, near the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Initial reports indicate that the roadway was closed for a period of time near Silvermine Road. Traffic in the area had to be detoured to alternate routes as crews and first responders worked the scene. 

Fatal Hit and Run Crash in Woodfin

Last week, a hit-and-run crash took the life of a pedestrian in Woodfin. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened along Weaverville Highway on Thursday. The pedestrian, 59-year-old Steven Banks of Asheville, was killed about three-tenths of a mile from his home. Initial reports indicate that the car involved was travelling at a high rate of speed and was swerving prior to the wreck. 

Teen Killed in Deadly Buncombe County Crash

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.

Motorcycle Crash in Asheville

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.

Hazardous Material Transportation Through Asheville

Community members in Asheville are concerned about upcoming shipments of liquid uranium being moved through Western North Carolina. WLOS ABC News Channel 13 just reported on the failed efforts to keep the radioactive materials from travelling through the area. The Department of Energy is getting ready have up to 150 shipments of liquid uranium brought from Canada down to a storage facility in Aiken, South Carolina. Trucking routes will reportedly go through Asheville or Charlotte. These shipments could begin as early as February 17, 2017. Due to security concerns, very little information about the exact dates and routes has been rele 

Car Crashes Into Brevard Storefront

On Friday afternoon, a woman drove into the storefront of a business in Brevard. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the 65-year-old woman was reportedly trying to park her vehicle, when it crashed into the front of the Safe's Attic building. Although very few details have been released about this wreck, the driver reportedly said she had mechanical issues with the brakes. 

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