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Police Speed Trailer Damaged in Accident

Police Speed Trailer Damaged in Accident

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MPH Street Scout trailer showing damage after the accident. (Photo provided by the Asheboro Police Department) ASHEBORO N.C. - A speed trailer used by the Asheboro Police Department was damaged in an accident earlier this month after an officer failed to properly secure it prior to towing. According to a vehicle accident report completed by the Asheboro Police Department, on September 11th, 2023, at around 3 p.m., an officer was towing the trailer on US-220 Bus when the trailer came unattached from the vehicle, impacted the roadway, and rolled for approximately fifty feet before coming to a rest on the side of the roadway. The report states the accident was caused by another officer, not the one driving the vehicle, who failed to properly secure the trailer prior to transit. ...
[UPDATED] Level Cross Fire Truck Involved in Accident while Responding to Call

[UPDATED] Level Cross Fire Truck Involved in Accident while Responding to Call

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Photo provided by Level Cross Fire Dept. THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED Click here or scroll down to see the most recent update. RANDLEMAN N.C. - The Level Cross Fire Department is reporting one of their apparatuses was involved in a vehicle collision earlier today. Initial reports indicate that Around 6pm a fire truck from the Level Cross Fire Department, which we believe was responding to assist the Randleman Fire Department with a house fire, was involved in a vehicle collision at the intersection of 220 Bus North and New Salem Rd. In a post on Facebook Level Cross FD Chief David Ridgeway said that all parties involved were okay and that the department would not be able to provide any further information until all information is gathered and an investigation is complete. ...
Power and Internet Outage Caused by Tractor Trailer Accident

Power and Internet Outage Caused by Tractor Trailer Accident

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Repair crews working on Albemarle Rd during the early afternoon on April 4th, 2023. [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Today we are learning details about what led to customers across Randolph County losing power, internet, and cell service Tuesday. On April 4th, 2023, at 1pm, Randolph County Emergency Services dispatched Asheboro Fire/Rescue to a utility call on Albemarle Rd. According to Samantha East, Public Information Officer for the department, their crews arrived on scene to find a power pole that was broken with several lines in the roadway and one lying across a truck. https://youtube.com/shorts/bZeiHjyLCvI (Video Credit - Alex Perdue) By email the Asheboro Police says an Eveready Battery truck was involved however they were unable to say to wha...
Minor Injuries After Wednesday Morning Crash Closes all Southbound Lanes on I-85

Minor Injuries After Wednesday Morning Crash Closes all Southbound Lanes on I-85

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ASHEBORO N.C. - A vehicle crash in the early morning hours of November 30th, 2022, closed all southbound lanes on I-85 in Trinity leaving several people with minor injuries. Just after 4:30 am on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022, emergency crews responded to a vehicle accident on I-85 southbound near Hopewell Church Road in Trinity. According to information from the North Carolina Highway Patrol, David Thorman Reed, 60, of Trinity, N.C., was traveling north on I-85 in a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. A female driver from Smyrna, GA., was traveling south on I-85 in a 2016 BMW. Troopers say that Reed exceeded a safe speed for the then existing rainy conditions, traveled off the roadway to the left and into the median, across the median, entered the southbound lanes of I-85, and struck th...
Sheriff’s Office Patrol Car and City Vehicle Crash in Asheboro

Sheriff’s Office Patrol Car and City Vehicle Crash in Asheboro

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ASHEBORO N.C. - On July 6th a marked patrol vehicle from the Randolph County Sheriff's Office and a City of Asheboro utility vehicle were involved in a crash in Asheboro. On July 6th 2022, just before 11:30am, Asheboro Police and Fire Departments were called to the scene of a vehicle accident on N Fayetteville St near the Big Dipper restaurant. In that accident a marked patrol car from the Randolph County Sheriff's Office and a pickup truck belonging to the City of Asheboro had collided as the patrol car was making a left hand turn across traffic. According to an accident report from the Asheboro Police Department, the deputy driving the patrol car said she did not see the oncoming pickup truck when making the left hand turn. The truck impacted the passenger side of the pa...
Crews Working To Clear Downed Lines After Accident in Asheboro

Crews Working To Clear Downed Lines After Accident in Asheboro

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ASHEBORO N.C. (ACME NEWS)- Repair crews are working to clear downed lines and poles at the intersection of Dixon St and Uwharrie St in Asheboro, after an accident involving a truck. Around 11am the Asheboro Fire Department was dispatched to a reported hit and run at Dixon St and Uwharrie St. Police on scene requested the fire department to respond to assist with traffic control and downed power lines. We are still waiting to hear back from the Asheboro Police Department about what exactly led to the accident. In the aftermath left behind 4-6 power poles were down along with power and cable lines across the roadway and in several peoples yards on Dixon St, Uwharrie St, and Cherry St. At this time power crews say that power has been restored to al...
Young Child Recovering After Being Shot During Hunting Accident

Young Child Recovering After Being Shot During Hunting Accident

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Corrections to this article have been made since it was originally published. More details are available in the editor's note at the bottom of the article. Hunting Stock Photo (Евгений Мандажи / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - A young child is recovering at a local hospital after being accidentally shot while he and his grandfather were packing up from hunting last weekend. According to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, on May 7th, 2022, deputies, and first responders were called to the area of Dawson Miller Rd., and US 220 Business in Asheboro for an accidental gunshot wound involving a juvenile. When deputies arrived the juvenile was being treated by Fire Dept and EMS personnel. The Sheriff's Office says deputies learned that the juvenile and his grandfather had been tur...