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Liberty Police Officer Charged with DUI After Crash Resigns

Liberty Police Officer Charged with DUI After Crash Resigns

Crime
Liberty Police Department Patrol Vehicle (Stock Photo / Acme News Archive) LIBERTY N.C. – A Liberty Police officer resigned from his position with the department last week after being charged with DUI following a crash while pulling into the police department to start his shift. On February 14th, 2024, just before 6 p.m. Troopers with the N.C. Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Old Liberty Rd, in front of the entrance to the parking lot for the Liberty Police Department. According to the accident investigation, 50-year-old Kevin Robert Carey of Siler City, while making a left turn into the parking lot of the Liberty Police Department, crossed into the path of an oncoming vehicle in the opposite lane of travel, resulting in both vehicles colliding. No serious injuries were ...
No Serious Injuries after Multiple Accidents Closed I-73/74 Monday Night

No Serious Injuries after Multiple Accidents Closed I-73/74 Monday Night

News
Photo from Westside Fire & Rescue via Facebook ASHEBORO N.C. - No one was seriously injured after several accidents, involving more than a dozen vehicles, resulted in I-73/74 south being temporarily shut down overnight.  According to a post by Westside Fire & Rescue on Facebook, at 5:44 p.m. on Monday, November 27th, 2023, emergency crews responded to assist Highway Patrol after debris fell off of a truck on Interstate 73/74 south, near Vision Drive.  When the first units arrived, they located a four-vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of I-73/74 at Spero Rd with only minor injuries.  That accident resulted in the southbound lanes being shut down.  Westside Fire & Rescue’s unit Rescue 13, which was also responding to the initial accident...
Pedestrian in Critical Condition after being Struck by Vehicle on US-64 [UPDATED]

Pedestrian in Critical Condition after being Struck by Vehicle on US-64 [UPDATED]

Breaking News
ARTICLE UPDATEDClick here to see the latest update [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO, N.C.- A pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle on US-64 at Mack Road tonight. Just before 6 p.m., Randolph County 911 dispatched Westside and Asheboro Fire Departments along with Randolph County EMS to US Hwy 64 W at Mack Rd, for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in front of the Citgo. According to officials with Randolph County EMS, one patient was reported to have sustained critical injuries and was being temporarily transported to Randolph Hospital as emergency crews awaited a helicopter. At around 6:30 p.m., UNC AirCare landed at Randolph Hospital to pick up the patient. https://youtube.com/watch?v=Qfye9ijuyQ4 The identity...
One Injured After Driver Crashes into Asheboro Golden Corral Saturday

One Injured After Driver Crashes into Asheboro Golden Corral Saturday

News
[Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - A driver crashed into the Golden Corral in Asheboro Saturday evening, injuring one person inside the restaurant.  On Saturday October 28th, 2023, just before 6 p.m. emergency crews were dispatched to the Golden Corral in Asheboro, located at 1070 E Dixie Dr., for a report of a vehicle that had crashed into the building.  According to a crash report by the Asheboro Police Department, a 79-year-old driver of a 2005 Ford Focus was attempting to park her vehicle when she “accidently pressed the accelerator instead of the brake,” causing the vehicle to strike the front of the restaurant.  One person inside the business was struck by the front end of the vehicle and debris from the structure and was transported to a...
How Safe are School Buses? – A Look at the Data

How Safe are School Buses? – A Look at the Data

Investigative
Vehicle crash involving a school bus on Hwy 64 in Asheboro in 2019. [Acme News Archive Photo] ASHEBORO N.C. - Two separate school bus crashes on October 12th, 2023, raised questions online about the safety of school buses, so we decided to look at the data to see just how safe children who ride the bus to school are on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) school bus accidents account for less than 1% of all traffic fatalities. While that 'less than 1%' is a national figure, here in NC, the data backs up that number. Using crash report numbers from the N.C. Department of Transportation's annual traffic facts publication for 2015 through 2022, we analyzed the numbers for school bus accidents for North Carolina.  In the eight years we ...
Driver Seriously Injured in Crash that Shutdown I-73/74 Monday Night

Driver Seriously Injured in Crash that Shutdown I-73/74 Monday Night

News
[Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C.- A driver was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident on I-73/74 late Monday night that shutdown the interstate for nearly three hours. Just after 10:30 p.m. Asheboro Fire/Rescue Department, Randolph County EMS, Asheboro Police, and the Randolph County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer on I-73/74 northbound, near the Sunset Ave exit. The State Highway Patrol was also notified of the crash and Troopers responded to investigate. In a press release, the Highway Patrol says that Abdelaleem Mustafa Alnagar, 23, of Colfax, N.C., was stopped on the northbound shoulder of I-73/74 in a 2014 Jeep Wrangler. Alnagar attempted to mergeback onto the interstate but investigators say...
No One Injured in Crash Involving Randolph County School Bus This Morning

No One Injured in Crash Involving Randolph County School Bus This Morning

News
sandsun / Adobe Stock TRINITY N.C. - Troopers with the N.C. Highway Patrol say no one was injured in a school bus crash involving a Randolph County School Bus early this morning in Trinity. According to a press release from the Highway Patrol, at 7:41 a.m. on Thursday, October 12th, 2023, Troopers responded to the report of a crash involving an elementary school bus operated by Randolph County School System at the intersection of Edgar Road at Pliney Farlow Road. Troopers say their investigation found that the driver of a Hoda Civic attempted to make a left turn from Pliney Farlow Road onto Edgar Road but failed to yield for the bus causing the vehicles to collide at the intersection. None of the twenty-two students aboard, or either of the drivers, were injured in the cras...
N.C. Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Speeding 

N.C. Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Speeding 

Traffic & Roads
(Credit: Acme News Archive) RALEIGH N.C. (NC DOT) – The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program is reminding drivers to follow the speed limit as part of 'Operation Crash Reduction' from Oct. 9-15.  The annual campaign enforces safe driving during one of the deadliest months of the year for fatal vehicle crashes. Motorists may notice increased law enforcement efforts to crack down on speeding motorists and bring awareness to unsafe speeds in communities statewide next week, including radar operations and speed display signs.  “Ensuring the safety of all drivers is our highest priority,” said Mark Ezzell, director of the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program. “We are urging everyone to slow down and obey the posted roadway signs. The choices you make behind the wheel can...
Sophia Trucker Charged in Fatal Crash in Columbus County

Sophia Trucker Charged in Fatal Crash in Columbus County

News
SOPHIA N.C. - A local trucker has been charged by the North Carolina Highway Patrol, in connection with a fatal crash that occurred on NC 87 in Columbus County last week. According to a press release from the NC Highway Patrol, at 2:46 p.m. on Thursday, August 10th, 2023, Troopers responded to a crash on NC 87 near John L Riegel Road in Columbus County. Investigators say that Nicholas Reid Fellers, 28, from Sophia, N.C., was traveling south on NC 87, in a Freightliner box truck when he failed to reduce speed striking the rear of a tractor-trailer that had stopped due to road construction. Fellers received serious life-threatening injuries and was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C. A front seat passenger in Fellers vehicle, Gabriel Ahmaad Mc...
Driver in Wrong-Way Crash on I-73/74 Charged with DUI

Driver in Wrong-Way Crash on I-73/74 Charged with DUI

News
RANDLEMAN N.C. - A driver who crashed head on into another vehicle while going the wrong way on I-73/74 near Randleman last weekend is facing several charges including DUI and child abuse. Shortly before midnight, Randolph County 911 had received a call from a driver who was taking the Randleman exit off I-73/74 onto West Academy St and reported they were nearly hit by a car that had entered the exit ramp going the wrong direction. Randolph County 911 notified both local police and deputies in the area as well as the highway patrol. Within only a few minuites, at 11:57 p.m. Randolph County 911 received its first call reporting a wrong way driver had crashed head on into another vehicle in the southbound lanes of I-73/74 between the Randleman exit and the Randleman Lake Bridge. ...