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Head On Collision Claims the Life of Franklinville Resident [UPDATED]

Head On Collision Claims the Life of Franklinville Resident [UPDATED]

Breaking News
THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED Click here or scroll down to see the most recent update. FRANKLINVILLE N.C. - A head on collision on US 64 claimed the life of a Franklinville resident on Wednesday afternoon. Just after 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10th, 2023, emergency crews responded to a vehicle crash on US 64 near Iron Mountain Road. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Wanda Cox Allred, 74, of Franklinville, N.C., was traveling west on US 64 operating a 2019 Honda CR-V when a driver of a 2006 Mercedes Benz crossed the centerline, striking her vehicle head-on. Allred died on-scene. The driver of the Mercedes Benz suffered serious life-threatening injuries and was transported to Moses H. Cone Hospital in Greensboro. The name of that driver is being withheld at this...
SHP Urges Travelers To Use Caution And Drive Sober While Traveling This Christmas

SHP Urges Travelers To Use Caution And Drive Sober While Traveling This Christmas

Traffic & Roads
GREENSBORO N.C, (NCSHP) - The State Highway Patrol is preparing for increased traffic across our State during the Christmas Holiday period. Accordingly, members of the State Highway Patrol will increase visibility on highly traveled corridors to promote safe driving habits and assist stranded motorists. The Patrol will proactively target dangerous driving behaviors to include speeding, aggressive driving and impaired driving. Additionally, members will increase patrols in and around our rest areas. The Highway Patrol is also once again partnering with the North Carolina Governors Highway Safety Program for the 2021 Christmas and New Year’s “Booze It & Lose It” campaign. Recognized as one of the nation's most effective anti-drunk-driving campaigns, “Booze It & Lose It” has cr...

One Injured In Fiery Single Vehicle Accident

News
Troopers investigate a single vehicle accident where a car flipped over and caught fire injuring one on Nov st 2021. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News) TRINITY NC - One person was taken to the hospital after being involved in a single vehicle accident where the car flipped over and caught fire. Randolph County 911 received the first call about the accident at 1:19 PM on Nov 1st 2021. Callers reported a single vehicle accident on Covered Bridge Rd near Harris Rd in Trinity. They told dispatchers that a car had flipped over and was smoking. The sole occupant of the vehicle was a pregnant female who was able to safely get out. When firefighters arrived the car was fire and the fire had spread to a wooded area next the embankment. Randolph County EMS transported the female to a local hospita...
Traffic Stops Finds Wanted Man, Drugs, and Gun

Traffic Stops Finds Wanted Man, Drugs, and Gun

Crime
ASHEBORO NC - Police say the found drugs and a gun in the vehicle of a man with active warrants during a traffic stop near Asheboro last week. According to information from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, on August 27th, 2021 deputies were called to assist the NC Highway Patrol. Troopers had pulled over a vehicle on I-73/74 near the Spero Rd. exit. Police say they identified the driver as Brandon Jamal Weaks. Police searched the vehicle and say the located marijuana, schedule II controlled substances, paraphernalia and a firearm. Weaks was placed under arrest and a check through Randolph County 911 found that Weaks had and Outstanding Order for Arrest for Failure to Appear out of Guilford County. Weaks was transported to the Randolph County Jail where he went before the magist...
Christmas Wreath Led To Accident / Delays Last Weekend

Christmas Wreath Led To Accident / Delays Last Weekend

Traffic & Roads
(Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO NC - Today we learned that a Christmas wreath was likely to blame for 3 car accident on I-73/74 that shutdown the highway last weekend, causing congestion on US 220 from Randleman to Asheboro. According to a report by the North Carolina Highway Patrol all three vehicles involved were traveling northbound on I-73. The driver of the lead vehicle slowed down, due to a Christmas wreath in the roadway. The car behind failed to reduce speed and collided with rear passenger side of the first car. The collision spun the lead car into the left lane. A third driver swerved off the roadway to avoid crashing into lead car. The highway was shutdown as Troopers with the Highway Patrol investigated the accident. All traffic was detoured onto Pineview St. The...
Local Man Arrested After Running His Ex Off The Road

Local Man Arrested After Running His Ex Off The Road

Crime
ASHEBORO NC – A local man is facing felony charges after crashing a car into his ex's car several times and fleeing the scene.The Randolph County Sheriff's Office says on July 11th, 2021, they were asked by Troopers with the North Carolina Highway Patrol to respond to the area of Old Farmer Road and Oakgrove Road, in Asheboro. Troopers were on the scene of an accident/hit-and-run that had occurred earlier during a domestic confrontation. Police say they discovered that the victim’s vehicle had been intentionally struck by a former romantic partner which caused the victim to crash. The suspect had fled the scene but was identified as Tiron Dyson McDonald according to reports. Tiron Dyson McDonald Deputies located McDonald’s vehicle used in the assault but McDonald was not located. Th...
DUI Traffic Stop Of Stolen Car Solves 4 Crimes

DUI Traffic Stop Of Stolen Car Solves 4 Crimes

Crime
ASHEBORO NC - An Asheboro man is facing a long list of charges after a traffic stop for a possible DUI where police say they found evidence connecting him to several other crimes in the stolen car he was driving.  According to a press release by the Randolph County Sherriff's Office on May 23, 2021, shortly after midnight, the deputies responded to Oakland Ave in Asheboro after receiving a call about a breaking/entering that had occurred earlier. The deputies met with the victim who gave them a list of missing items which included several banking cards. Later that night at around 4:00 am, deputies were asked to assist the North Carolina Highway Patrol on a traffic stop. Troopers had stopped a driver for a possible DUI on I-73/74. During that traffic stop, the troopers found suspecte...