The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently publicizing their anti-drunk driving campaign for the Super Bowl weekend. "Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk" is all about raising awareness about the dangers of drunk driving on Super Bowl Sunday, or any other time of the year. The NHTSA is calling on football fans, no matter what side you're on, to get home safely. Plan for a safe ride home in advance, and if your ride falls through, have a backup plan.
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 Sunday, a one-vehicle crash took the life of an Asheville woman. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened at about 4:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-40. At this time, very few details have been released, but we do know that the sole occupant of the car, 21-year-old Patricia Joyce Terbeek, was killed in the wreck. For currently unknown reasons, the automobile drifted across three lanes. The car grazed a sign, rotated and flipped. Terbeek was ejected from the car.