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Pedestrian Killed in Early Morning Crash

Pedestrian Killed in Early Morning Crash

Breaking News
ASHEBORO N.C. – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a driver attempting to pass another car early this morning. According to a press release from the N.C. Highway Patrol, at 5:38 am, On Monday, February 6th, 2023, Troopers responded to a crash that occurred on Prospect Street near Turnpike Road in Randolph County. Troopers say that Dredrick Shavonte Cooper, 32, of Thomasville, N.C., was traveling north on Prospect Street operating a 2000 Lincoln LS passenger vehicle. Joseph Kennth Rowbottom, 49, of Archdale, N.C., was a pedestrian walking north on the southbound shoulder of Prospect Street. Cooper attempted to pass a vehicle traveling in the same direction, traveled off the roadway to the left and struck Rowbottom. Rowbottom died on-scene. Cooper was uninjured in the cr...
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

News
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...
Driver Seriously Injured In Single Vehicle Accident Overnight on Hwy 64

Driver Seriously Injured In Single Vehicle Accident Overnight on Hwy 64

News
(Photo Contributed By Annette Jordan) ASHEBORO N.C. - Troopers say a local man driving under the influence lost control of his vehicle last night resulting in life threatening injuries. According to the NC Highway Patrol, just before 2 am on May 20th 2022, Troopers were called to a single vehicle accident on US Hwy 64 near Mount Shepherd Rd. The driver, identified as 24-year-old Juan De Medina-Garcia of Asheboro, was traveling west on US Hwy 64 when he went off the right side of the roadway, over corrected, before traveling off the road on the left side of the roadway and overturning. Medina-Garcia sustained life threatening injuries as a result of the crash and was transported by EMS to Moses Cone Hospital. Medina-Garcia was charged with DUI and operating a vehicle with out a l...
Driver Who Almost Hitting Deputy Head On Arrested After Vehicle Chase

Driver Who Almost Hitting Deputy Head On Arrested After Vehicle Chase

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A driver was arrested after he almost hit a deputy head on while passing in a no passing zone then led police on a high speed chase last week. According to a press release, on February 5th 2022, a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was traveling US 64 West when they were almost struck head on after a driver passed another vehicle in a no passing zone. The deputy flipped around and attempted pull over the driver who refused to stop and led police on a high speed vehicle chase. That chase ended when the driver made a turn on to Carriage Way, a dead-end road. The Sheriff’s Office identified the driver as Toby Scott Randall England, who was placed under arrest for fleeing to elude. Deputies say they observed evidence indicative of impaired driving and called ...
Man Dies From Injuries From Wednesday Night Crash

Man Dies From Injuries From Wednesday Night Crash

News
ASHEBORO N.C. — A driver who was involved in a serious accident in Randolph County Wednesday night died from from his injuries this afternoon. The North Carolina Highway Patrol says at 8:31 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021, Troopers responded to a crash on WOW Road near Phillips Road. Forty-Eight year old Christopher Brian Michael from Pine Hall, N.C., was driving south on WOW Road in a when he crossed the center line, traveled off the roadway to the left and overturned. The Highway Patrol says Michael wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. Michael received serious life-threatening injuries and was airlifted from the scene to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. WOW Road remained closed for nearly two hours during the investigation. Tonight the S...
Local Teen Dies In Single Vehicle Accident, Three Other Injured

Local Teen Dies In Single Vehicle Accident, Three Other Injured

News, Traffic & Roads
(Credit: Acme News Archive) ASHEBORO NC - All the southbound lanes of I-85 were closed for 2 hours Sunday evening after a single vehicle accident killed a local teen and left 3 others with serious injuries.. According to a press release by the NC Highway Patrol, at 6:53 PM on Sunday, September 19th, 2021, troopers responded to the report of a crash that occurred on I-85 near Hopewell Church Road in Randolph County. Troopers say a single vehicle traveled off the roadway to the left, went down into the median and overturned. The vehicle then traveled across all southbound lanes of I-85 and came to rest on the southbound shoulder of the interstate. The driver was identified as 19 year old Nickolas Smith Coltrane, of Archdale, NC.. Coltrane was pronounced dead on the scene. Three oth...
Operation Red Sleigh Prepares For Its 21st Annual Cycling Event

Operation Red Sleigh Prepares For Its 21st Annual Cycling Event

Events
Photo provided by Operation Red Sleigh ASHEBORO NC- Operation Red Sleigh has announced its 21st annual charity cycling event, The “Sleigh Ride” is set for July 17th.   Operation Red Sleigh is a non-profit organization that began in 2000. Local law enforcement, including NC Highway Patrol, started the organization to assist families in Randolph County who were in need. "Our organization is given names of children in need by both school systems’ counselors/social workers. We then help Santa shop for those children in Randolph County who will not have a Christmas. We raise money throughout the year and normally provide a hot meal for the children and their family on the day the presents are distributed. In 2020 we were unable to provide the lunch but were able to provide gifts for 340 ...
10 Vehicles Involved In 3 Related Accidents On I-73

10 Vehicles Involved In 3 Related Accidents On I-73

Traffic & Roads
ASHEBORO NC - A total of ten vehicles were involved in three separate, but related crashes, this morning on I-73 near Vision Drive. According to a press release by the NC Highway Patrol, at 6:19 AM on Monday, March 1st, 2021, troopers responded to I-73 near Vision Drive to a report of multiple vehicle accidents.  According to an official statement, the incident started when Ronald Wheeler, 60, of Albemarle N.C., was traveling north in a 2012 Peterbilt tractor-trailer in the left lane. (Trexler Trucking, Inc. is listed as the registered owner). Deizer Hernandez, 27, of Biscoe N.C., was traveling north in a 2005 Nissan passenger car in the right lane. Wheeler attempted to change lanes and collided with Hernandez. After the impact, Hernandez lost control, traveled off the roadway to th...