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January 2018 Archives

Transylvania County Deputy Involved in Crash

A Transylvania County deputy may be facing charges following a crash that happened in Biltmore Village last week. According to WLOB ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Thursday night at the intersection of Hendersonville Road and Lodge Street. The Transylvania County deputy, Sgt. Trevor Queen, was reportedly on his way to Mission Hospital to collect evidence about a dog attack at the time of the crash. Sgt. Queen reportedly put his blue lights and sirens on to get to the hospital. Although there was a red light at the intersection of Biltmore Avenue and Lodge Street, Queen proceeded through. His vehicle collided with an automobile that had a green light through the intersection. Both drivers were injured in the crash. 

Tractor-Trailer Crash in Henderson County

Last week, there was a crash involving two tractor-trailers in Henderson County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Interstate 26, near mile marker 57, near the Henderson and Polk County line. Very few details about this semi truck crash have been released, but we do know that one 18-wheeler struck another big rig. Initial reports indicate that a third commercial vehicle is believed to have pulled onto the interstate from the emergency lane, causing the other two trucks to collide 

Roadside Worker Hit In Hendersonville

On Tuesday afternoon, a vehicle in Hendersonville struck a roadside construction worker. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the collision happened on Howard Gap Road near Cat Ridge Lane. Very few details about this incident have been reported, but we do know that the injured construction worker was airlifted to Mission Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Initial reports indicate that the construction worker was working to put wiring and cable underground near the roadside, when a vehicle struck him from behind. He was reportedly awake and alert when first responders arrived, but he didn't know where he was. A coworker reported that he was pitched into the air before landing on the street face first.

Fatal Crash in Buncombe County

A recent crash in Buncombe County took the life of one person. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on US-70, near New Salem Road, in Swannanoa. Very few details about the wreck have been released, but we do know that a pickup truck collided with a van. Initial reports indicate that a passenger inside of the van was killed in the crash.

Semi Truck Crash in Henderson County

On Thursday, there was a crash involving a two semi trucks and a utility truck in Henderson County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Interstate 26 and sent at least two people to the hospital. The collision occurred at about 10:00 a.m., in the eastbound lanes of I-26, near Exit 44. Very few details about the truck crash have been released, but we do know that a utility truck reportedly merged and collided with a tractor-trailer. That truck hit another big rig, and diesel fuel was spilled onto the roadway. At least two people were transported to Park Ridge Hospital, and a portion of the roadway had to be closed as crews and first responders worked the scene. 

Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on I-26

On Saturday, there was a fatal wrong-way crash on Interstate 26 (U.S.-19) in Woodfin. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened between exit 24 and 25. Very little information has been released, but we do know that 73-year-old Jimmy Davis of Nashville was headed the wrong way on U.S.-19 North in the southbound lane, when his vehicle hit another vehicle head-on. Davis, a passenger in his vehicle and the other driver were all rushed to Mission Hospital for treatment. Davis did not survive his injuries. 

Tanker Truck Crash in McDowell County

Last week, there was a tanker truck crash in McDowell County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Thursday afternoon near the intersection of Highway 226 South and Interstate 40. Initial reports indicate that the tanker was hauling heating oil at the time of the crash. During the crash, the truck overturned and reportedly spilled gasoline and maybe heating oil onto the roadway. The driver claims that the brakes malfunctioned at the red light causing him to lose control of the large vehicle. A portion of Highway 226 had to be closed in both directions as first responders and crews worked the scene.

Car Crashes Into Hendersonville Doctor's Office

On Wednesday, a car crashed into a Hendersonville doctor's office. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Fleming Street. Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know that two people were pinned inside of the building after the crash. The 86-year-old driver involved was reportedly trying to park at the time of the wreck.

Icy Roadway Conditions in Asheville

Over the weekend, icy conditions in and around Asheville had traffic at a standstill on many local roadways. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, some drivers were stuck on primary roads, highways and interstates for hours at a time. Some roads, including Interstate 40 at the bottom of Old Fort Mountain, had to be closed for safety. Highway patrol troopers in Western North Carolina report nearly 400 calls for service during the wintery weather conditions. Some of the roads were so slippery that first responders couldn't get to the wreckage. Many people abandoned their vehicles to walk home in the cold. Listed below are AAA's tips for safe driving in winter weather conditions. 

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