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Crash Involving NASCAR Driver in Asheville

Over the weekend, NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Jack Ingram was seriously injured in a crash in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Amboy Road, at the intersection of Short Michigan Avenue at Carrier Park. Very few details have been released about the crash, but we do know that it happened just a few hundred feet away from the former Asheville speedway. There has been no word on the cause of the crash, although initial reports indicate that Ingram's vehicle was hit on Amboy Road. First responders rushed to the scene and Ingram was taken to Mission Hospital for treatment of injuries.

Holiday Travel Wrecks on I-26

Over the weekend, there were a few wrecks on I-26 in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, there was at least one injury crash on I-26 in Buncombe County. With additional holiday traffic, the roadways in and around Asheville were very busy. Traffic was at a standstill in westbound lanes of I-26 near the Airport Road exit on Sunday.

Injury Crash on I-26 in Asheville

On Sunday night, there was an injury crash on Interstate 26 in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, at least two people were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Traffic was backed up for miles as crews and first responders worked the scene. There has been no word on the cause of the crash or if citations or charges have been made. This wreck is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement authorities.

Single Vehicle Injury Crash in Henderson County

Last week, there was a single-vehicle injury crash in Henderson County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Butler Bridge Road at Yadkin Road, sometime before 10:00 a.m. For currently unknown reasons, a pickup truck left the roadway, plowed through a mailbox and hit a tree. First responders had to extricate one of the passengers from the wreckage. That person was transported to Mission Hospital.

Highway Patrol on Eclipse Travel Safety

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is currently publicizing their safety campaign regarding the upcoming solar eclipse. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the State Highway Patrol is calling on motorists to put safety first on North Carolina roadways during this busy event. They have a variety of tips for locals and travelers who will be in North Carolina for the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. In addition to local drivers, they're also expecting plenty of traffic due to people travelling to see the eclipse from certain areas in Western North Carolina. Listed below are some of the State Highway Patrol's safety tips for the upcoming solar eclipse.

McDowell County Crash Knocks Out Power

Over the weekend, a single-vehicle crash knocked out power for about 1,000 customers in McDowell County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Burma Road in West Marion. For currently unknown reasons, a vehicle struck a utility pole, just before 10:00 p.m. Thankfully, no injuries were reported in this wreck, but outages were expected until about 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.

NC's Deadly Rural Roads

North Carolina ranks number eight in the nation for fatalities on rural roads. North Carolina isn't the only state in the region to have high rural road fatality rates. According to TRIP, a National Transportation Research Group, South Carolina has the highest rate of rural road fatalities in the U.S. WLOS ABC News Channel 13, recently reported on the data, that found 10 percent of North Carolina's rural roads are in poor condition. Additionally, the state also comes in at 16th in the U.S. for poor bridge construction. A variety of different variables were assessed in their report titled, "Rural Connections: Challenges and Opportunities in America's Heartland." Safety advocated aren't happy about the news, but they're hoping that with recommended strategies, safety on rural roads in North Carolina can improve for motorists and roadway users.

Fatal One-Car Crash in Transylvania County

Earlier this week, there was a fatal one-car crash in Transylvania County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on 276-North in Pisgah National Forest. Very few details about this wreck have been released by we do know that a vehicle left the roadway and went down an embankm

Deputy Injured in Henderson County Crash

Last week, a Henderson County deputy was injured in a two-car crash. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened near the intersection of Howard Gap Road and Clear Creek Road. Very few details about this wreck have been released, but we do know that the deputy's patrol car was rear-ended. The deputy was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Thankfully, that person's injuries were not described as life threatening.

Car Crashes into Swannanoa Transformer

On Thursday afternoon, a car crashed into a transformer in Swannanoa. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Sylvester Way. Very few details have been released about this one-car crash, but we do know that the vehicle slammed into the transformer and bent the metal power box. Thankfully, no injuries were reported on the scene.

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