Watauga County Wreckage Reports | wrecks

The following wreckage reports were released by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety in Watauga County.

A single vehicle accident: occurred at 10:31 am on US 421 near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 1999 Dodge, driven by Luke Kosmatine, was heading west on US 421. The drive made their vehicle run with a faulty wheel and could not maintain control. of the vehicle due to equipment failure. The Dodge veered off the right side of the road and rolled over, colliding with the ditch. The Dodge came to a stop in the ditch. The estimated cost of damage was $ 5,000 for the Dodge, which was not considered serviceable.

A single vehicle accident: at 8:16 p.m. on NC 194 near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 2012 Subaru, driven by Valerie Kitchell, was heading south on NC 194 when it pulled off the road to the right and suffered an excessive correction. The Subaru then went left of center and left the road to the left. The Subaru collided with a fence and left the embankment and came to a stop 130 feet along the embankment. The estimated cost of damage was $ 10,000 for the Subaru, which was not considered serviceable. Kitchell received a citation for failing to maintain track control.

A single vehicle accident: occurred at 8:48 am on NC 194 near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 2007 Jeep, driven by Kristen Kirk, was heading south on NC 194. Kirk said she was tuning the radio when the Jeep left the right edge. The Jeep then continued to travel on the right side, crossing a private driveway and colliding with a fence. The Jeep then continued to move forward and collided with an embankment causing the Jeep to overturn. The Jeep came to rest on the roof on the roadway facing west. the estimated cost of damage was $ 3,500 for the Jeep, which was not considered serviceable.

Single Vehicle Accident: Occurred at 5:43 pm on US 421 near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 2017 Nissan, driven by Cynthia Wilcox, was heading south on US 421 when a deer bumped into its way. The Nissan collided with the deer before being moved off the roadway. The estimated cost of damage was $ 2,500 for the Nissan, which was not considered serviceable.

A single vehicle accident: at 6:51 a.m. on US 421 near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 2017 Subaru, driven by Roxanna Miller, was heading south on US 421 when a deer bumped in its way. The Subaru collided with the deer and was moved off the roadway after impact. The estimated cost of damage was $ 1,500 for the Subaru, which was considered drivable.

Two vehicle accident: Occurred at 1:26 p.m. on Bamboo Road near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 2005 Subaru, driven by Ronal Cooper, and a 2017 Subaru, driven by Michael Rall, were stopped at the intersection of Bamboo Road and US 421. Cooper said he believed that the 2017 Subaru had made a movement to go through the intersection, but the 20127 Subaru remained idle. The 2005 Subaru rear ended the 2017 Subaru. After impact, both vehicles were moved from the roadway. The estimated damage costs were nil for the 2005 Subaru and $ 1,000 for the 2017 Subaru. Both vehicles were considered drivable.

Accident involving two vehicles: occurred at 4:36 p.m. on the NC 105 near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 2016 GMC, driven by Carlos Jiminez-Pacheco, and a 2021 Toyota, driven by Kimberly Workman, were driving east on the NC 105. The Toyota was stopped on the roadway, waiting to make a turn. turn. The GMC failed to reduce speed and struck the Toyota in the back. After impact, both vehicles were moved from the roadway. The estimated damage costs were $ 2,000 each for GMC and Toyota. Both vehicles were considered drivable. Jiminez-Pacheco received a citation for not slowing down.

Accident involving two vehicles: occurred at 2:16 p.m. on the NC 105 near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 2013 Ford, driven by Joseph Calhoun, and a 2007 Subaru, driven by Stephen Underwood Jr., were driving west on the NC 105. The Ford failed to reduce speed and collided with the Subaru. The Ford came to a stop south-facing partly out of the roadway and the Subaru came to a stop on the west-facing roadway. The estimated damage costs were $ 5,000 for the Ford and $ 5,000 for the Subaru. Neither vehicle was considered capable of driving. Calhoun received a citation for not slowing down.

Two vehicle accident: Occurred at 4:40 p.m. on Flat Top Road near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 2014 BMW, driven by Marticia Robertson, and a 2004 Subaru, driven by Jerry Blackwelder Jr., were heading north on Flat Top Road. The Subaru slowed down for traffic ahead. The BMW failed to reduce speed and collided with the Subaru. The two vehicles left the roadway in the. The estimated damage costs were $ 3,500 for the BMW and $ 2,500 for the Subaru. Both vehicles were considered drivable. Blackwelder received a citation for no operator license.

Two Vehicle Accident: Occurred at 10:18 am on Old US 421 South near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 2015 Scion, driven by Cassandra Bosman, was about to turn left onto Old US 421 South. A 2020 Nissan, driven by Bobby Hamby, was heading south on Old US 421 South. The Scion did not give way to the Nissan and attempted to turn left. The Scion struck the Nissan in the left rear quarter. After impact, both vehicles were moved to the shoulder. The estimated damage costs were $ 1,000 for the Scion and $ 2,500 for the Nissan. Both vehicles were considered drivable. Bosman received citations for not giving in, driving with a revoked license, no liability insurance, and expired registration.

An accident involving two vehicles: occurred at 1:10 p.m. on US 421 near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 2016 Nissan, driven by Katelyn Moore, and an unknown vehicle were heading north on US 421. The unknown vehicle attempted to overtake the Nissan and collided with it. The unknown vehicle continued onto US 421 and the Nissan shifted to the right shoulder and came to a stop. The estimated cost of damage was $ 5,000 for the Nissan, which was considered to be rolling.

A single vehicle accident: at 3:21 p.m. on the NC 105 near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 2018 Chevrolet, driven by Lance Kress, was heading south on NC 105 when it pulled off the road to the right and struck a shoulder barrier. The Chevrolet came to a stop against the barrier. The estimated cost of damage was $ 6,000 for the Chevrolet, which was not considered drivable. Kress was fined for impaired driving and reckless driving.

Single Vehicle Accident: Occurred at 4:13 PM on US 321 near Blowing Rock. According to the wreckage report, a 2011 Kia, driven by Rachel Cathey, was heading west on US 321. The Kia turned right onto Astor Cook Road, made a wrong turn and pulled off the road towards the left. The Kia collided with the mailboxes and a traffic sign. the Kia came to a stop on the shoulder of Astor Cook Road. The estimated cost of damage was $ 2,000 for the Kia, which was considered drivable. Cathey received a citation for dangerous movement.

Four vehicle accident: Occurred at 8:12 p.m. on Fallview Lane near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 2005 Dodge, driven by James Nyberg, was backing up from a parking spot. A 2013 Chevrolet, 2018 Toyota and 2013 Chrysler were parked on Fallview Lane. The Dodge backed up badly and collided with the Chevrolet and Chrysler. The Chevrolet was pushed into the Toyota. The Dodge backed into its parking space after the collision and came to a stop. The estimated damage costs were $ 1,000 for the Dodge, $ 10,000 for the Chevrolet, $ 5,000 for the Toyota and $ 1,000 for the Chrysler. The Chevrolet was not considered drivable. Nyberg received a citation for inappropriate support.

A single vehicle accident: at 6:35 a.m. on US 321 near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 2015 Mercedes-Benz, driven by Austin Stanley, was heading east on US 321. The Mercedes-Benz exceeded safe speed on US 321 and pulled off the road to the right. The Mercedes-Benz collided with the face of the guardrail before coming to rest against the guardrail. The estimated cost of damage was $ 1,000 for the Mercedes-Benz, which was considered drivable. Stanley received citations for exceeding a safe speed and expired the recording.

A single vehicle accident: at 7:43 a.m. on US 321 near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 2012 Kia, driven by Suzanne Matheson, was heading east on US 321. Matheson exceeded a safe speed for road conditions and left the roadway to the right, hitting the embankment. The Kia came to a stop on the embankment outside the roadway. The estimated cost of damage was $ 1,000 for the Kia, which was not considered serviceable.

Two Vehicle Accident: Occurred at 4:57 PM on US 221 near Blowing Rock. According to the wreckage report, a 2004 Buick, driven by Daniel French, was traveling east on US 221. A 2015 Chevrolet, driven by Jack Breen, was traveling west on US 221. The Chevrolet was passing a safe speed for the conditions and crossed the center line and collided with the Buick. Both vehicles came to a stop after the impact. The estimated damage costs were $ 1,500 for the Buick and $ 2,000 for the Chevrolet. Both vehicles were considered drivable. French received a citation for exceeding safe speed under certain conditions.

Two vehicle accident: Occurred at 1:47 p.m. on Brookshire Road near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 2006 Jeep, driven by Caleb Daigle, was heading north on Brookshire Road. The Jeep struck snow and ice on the pavement and lost control. The Jeep left the roadway on the left, descended an embankment and struck a fixed set of stadium bleachers. The Jeep came to a stop after the impact. The estimated cost of damage was $ 10,000 for the Jeep, which was not considered serviceable. Daigle received a citation for exceeding safe speeds under certain conditions.

Four vehicle accident: at 2:48 p.m. on NC 105 near Boone. According to the wreckage report, a 2017 Ford, driven by Kelly Taylor, was heading south on the NC 105. The Ford failed to reduce speed and collided with a 2015 Chrysler, driven by Tabitha Purrinos. The collision resulted in the Chrysler colliding with a 2007 Volvo, driven by Ashlyn Bertolini, followed by a collision with a 2015 Subaru, driven by John Bryan. The vehicles came to a stop on the road after the collision. The estimated damage costs were $ 5,000 each for the Ford, Chrysler and Volvo and $ 2,500 for the Subaru. The Subaru was the only vehicle considered capable of being driven. Taylor received a citation for not slowing down.

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