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Teen Airlifted After Evening Crash Shutdown US 64

Teen Airlifted After Evening Crash Shutdown US 64

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ASHEBORO N.C. — A local teenager was airlifted following a crash yesterday evening that shutdown US-64, according to the Highway Patrol. Just after 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 28th, 2024, the State Highway Patrol was called to respond to a vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 64 near Loflin Pond Road.  According to a press release from the Highway Patrol, an 18-year-old driver in a 2011 Honda SUV attempted to turn left onto U.S. Highway 64 from the Dollar General PVA and collided with a 2020 Toyota Pickup. The teen driver was severely injured and was airlifted to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. The driver of the 2020 Toyota Pickup, along with an adult passenger, were transported to Randolph Health for non-life-threatening injuries. The N.C. Dept of Transportation closed both directions...
Authorities Searching for Hit & Run Suspect

Authorities Searching for Hit & Run Suspect

Breaking News
ASHEBORO N.C. – Authorities are searching for a suspect vehicle that fled the scene after being involved in a collision on US 64 in Randolph County Wednesday evening, leaving another driver seriously injured. According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13th, 2024, troopers responded to the report of a crash that occurred on US 64 near Westbury Drive in Randolph County. Investigators say that a black 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV traveling east, unlawfully passed a 2016 Toyota passenger car in a turning lane, resulting in a collision that sent the Toyota off the roadway to the right, striking an embankment, and a tree. The Lexus SUV fled the scene. The 38-year-old female driver of the Toyota was transported to Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital for serious injurie...
One Dies in Single Vehicle Accident in Franklinville

One Dies in Single Vehicle Accident in Franklinville

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FRANKLINVILLE N.C. - A local woman died from injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident in Franklinville last week. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, at 7:48 p.m. on Friday, May 12th, 2023, Troopers responded to the report of a crash that occurred on Clark Avenue near Allred Street in Randolph County. Kaslyn Marie Switzer, of Asheboro, N.C., was traveling east on Clark Avenue operating a 2014 Toyota. Troopers who investigated the scene reported that Switzer traveled off the roadway to the right and struck a tree. Switzer suffered serious life-threatening injuries and was transported to Moses H. Cone Hospitalin Greensboro. Later that evening, investigators were notified that Kaslyn Marie Switzer had succumbed to the injuries she received during the crash. In...
Asheboro Police Confirm Officer Involved in Crash with Child [UPDATED]

Asheboro Police Confirm Officer Involved in Crash with Child [UPDATED]

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THIS ARTICLE COVERS BREAKING NEWS AND HAS BEEN UPDATED Click Here or scroll down to see the most recent update. ASHEBORO N.C. - Tonight, the Asheboro Police Department has confirmed an officer was involved in a vehicular crash involving a juvenile earlier this weekend. The crash is being investigated by the NCSHP and no further details are available currently. We are still reaching out to officials for more information and will update this article as more information is made available. UPDATE (5/8/23 1:45 PM) - Today we are learning about a vehicle accident involving a child and an APD officer that occurred over the weekend.  According to information obtained by Randolph News Now on the evening of May 6th an Asheboro Police Officer struck a child crossing the road...
Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Single Vehicle Accident

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Single Vehicle Accident

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ASHEBORO N.C. - One person was taken to the hospital after flipping his motorcycle in Trinity last night. According to information released by the State Highway Patrol, on Tuesday, March 21 st , 2023, at 8:17 pm Troopers responded to the report of a crash that occurred on Mt. Gilead Church Road near Hoover Hill Road in Randolph County. Justin Gray Hall, aged thirty-six, from Sandy Ridge, N.C., was traveling west on Mt. Gilead Church Road operating a 2004 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Troopers say he traveled left of center and left the roadway causing his motorcycle to overturn. Hall suffered serious injuries and was transported to Moses H. Cone hospital in Greensboro. The Highway Patrol says the crash is still under investigation and Troopers are uncertain as to what caused H...
One Killed, One Sereiously Injured in Vehicle Crash that Closed Hwy 134

One Killed, One Sereiously Injured in Vehicle Crash that Closed Hwy 134

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Photo Credit - Alex Perdue ASHEBORO N.C. - Officials say a driver was killed in a vehicle crash Monday morning that closed Hwy 134 for several hours. At 11:20 a.m. on Monday, March 6th, 2023, the State Highway Patrol responded to the report of a crash that occurred on NC 134 at Center Cross Church Road. Troopers say 58-year-old Balvantbh Thakorbhai Patel, of McLeansville, N.C., was traveling west on Center Cross Church Road in a 2021 Toyota Highlander. Patel failed to stop at the intersection at NC134 and was struck by a truck-tractor, pulling a semi-trailer. Patel died on-scene. A front seat passenger in Patel’s vehicle sustained serious life-threatening injuries and was flown from the scene by AirCare to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. The driver of the tractor-trailer was unin...
One Killed, Three Seriously Injured After Head-On Crash in Trinity

One Killed, Three Seriously Injured After Head-On Crash in Trinity

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ASHEBORO N.C. - A fatal head-on crash on Finch Farm Road in Trinity last night claimed the life of an 18-year-old and sent three others to the hospital with serious injuries. At 9:10 p.m. on Monday, August 29th, 2022, the State Highway Patrol responded to the report of a crash that occurred on Finch Farm Road near Saddle Club Drive in Randolph County. According to a press release from the North Carolina Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Emily Jane McAllister of Trinity, was traveling north on Finch Farm Road in a 2004 Acura TSX when she traveled left of center and struck a Ford Escape traveling in the opposite direction head-on. McAllister suffered serious life-threatening injuries and was transported to Moses H. Cone hospital in Greensboro. Sidney Brittian Langston, 18, of Trini...
Traffic Alert – Backup On I-73 NB (Spero Rd)

Traffic Alert – Backup On I-73 NB (Spero Rd)

Traffic & Roads
Credit PJ Ward-Brown / North State Journal ASHEBORO N.C. - A traffic back-up up on I-73 NB near the Spero Rd exit north of Asheboro is the result of Troopers with the Highway Patrol's Collision Reconstruction Unit who are on-scene investigating the fatal accident that killed 2 children earlier this week. According to Master Trooper Brian Martin, Troop D Public Information Officer with the Highway Patrol, the Collision Reconstruction Unit is on-scene investigating a previous fatal collision and requested assistance from the fire department to shut down the exit ramp (not the interstate) so that they could map the scene with a drone. At the time this article is published Google Maps live traffic shows the backup is clearing with congestion starting at Vision Dr and clearing up jus...
Early Morning Crash Results In Delays on I-73/74

Early Morning Crash Results In Delays on I-73/74

Traffic & Roads
ASHEBORO N.C. (NC SHP) – Two cars stopped after a minor crash on I-73/74 this morning were struck by a third vehicle bringing the early morning commute on the interstate to a crawl. According to a press release from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NC SHP), at 7:26 am on Friday, May 6th 2022, troopers responded to the report of a crash that occurred on I-73 (southbound) near Presnell Street in Randolph County. The NC SHP was already sending Troopers to another accident in the southbound lanes of I-73, inside Asheboro City limits. That first accident had started to backup traffic on the interstate. (Credit Westside Fire & Rescue via Facebook) Eric Wayne Thomas, 41, of High Point, N.C, was stopped in the southbound travel lane of I-73, in a 2013 Honda Civic. Hayden...