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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...
‘Failure to Yield’ Cited as Cause of Vehicle Crash into Una Mas

‘Failure to Yield’ Cited as Cause of Vehicle Crash into Una Mas

News
[Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Police say a driver failing to yield was the cause of a vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon when a pick-up crashed into the side of Una Mas restaurant in Asheboro. On April 25th, 2023, at around 6pm, Asheboro Fire/Rescue, Ash-Rand Rescue, and Randolph County EMS were called to ¡UNA MAS! Modern Taqueria-Margaritas at 1337 E Dixie Dr in Asheboro for a report of a vehicle that had crashed into the restaurant. Crews arrived to find a pickup-truck that had crashed into the rear of the building next to the Hwy 42 entrance into the Crossroads Plaza shopping center. An accident report from the Asheboro Police Department indicates that 76-year-old Betty Maness of Asheboro was driving a dark grey in color Dodge pickup and was attempti...
Teen Driver Charged with Hit & Run after Crashing into Randleman Wendy’s

Teen Driver Charged with Hit & Run after Crashing into Randleman Wendy’s

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All photos credit - Scott Pelkey | North State Journal ASHEBORO N.C. - A teen driver was charged with hit and run after crashing into the Randleman Wendy's Tuesday afternoon. On April 25th, 2023, at around 3:30 pm, Randleman Fire Department and Randolph County EMS were dispatched to the Wendy's located at 1029 High Point St, in Randleman for a report of a vehicle that had crashed into the building. According to an accident report from the Randleman police department, the driver was attempting to park in front of the restaurant when she accelerated running over the curb and sidewalk and striking the building before driving off. Police say the driver later returned to the scene and was charged with hit and run and violations of their learner's permit. No one was i...
Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Single Vehicle Accident

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Single Vehicle Accident

News
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...
Julian Fire Chief Injured After Driver Crashes into Department Pickup on US 421

Julian Fire Chief Injured After Driver Crashes into Department Pickup on US 421

News
A Pickup Truck belonging to the Julian Fire & Rescue was totaled after a driver struck the vehicle while at the scene of an accident on 421 (via Facebook) ASHEBORO N.C. - Julian Fire & Rescue's Chief was taken to the hospital after a driver struck the department's pickup truck that was on scene of a previous accident on US 421 last Friday. At 9:41 am, on Friday, December 23rd, 2022, emergency crews responded to the report of a crash that occurred on US 421 near NC 62 in Guilford County. According to the State Highway Patrol, James Patrick Clement, from Carthage, NC, was traveling north on US 421 in a 2009 Ford truck. Chief Cameron Ross Shepard with Julian Fire & Rescue (which serves both Guilford and Randolph Counties) was parked in the inside travel lane of US ...
Asheboro Man Killed In Single Vehicle Accident

Asheboro Man Killed In Single Vehicle Accident

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ASHEBORO N.C. - An Asheboro man was killed in a fiery single vehicle accident overnight according to the NC Highway Patrol. At 10:10 p.m. on Thursday, July 7th, 2022, the State Highway Patrol responded to the report of a crash that occurred on Bell Simmons Road near US 220 Business in Randolph County. According to Master Trooper Brian Martin, Troop D Public Information Officer, 69-year-old Michael Ray Cranford of Asheboro, N.C., was traveling west on Bell Simmons Road in a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero SUV. Cranford traveled off the road to the left and struck a tree when Cranford’s vehicle caught fire. Cranford was unrestrained and ejected during the collision and later died on scene. Bell Simmons Road near US 220 Business was closed for approximately one (1) hour during th...
Bicyclist Hit By Car in Randleman – Airlifted In Critical Condition

Bicyclist Hit By Car in Randleman – Airlifted In Critical Condition

Breaking News
RANDLEMAN N.C. - A bicyclist was airlifted in critical condition this evening after being struck while crossing the street in front of Sir Pizza in Randleman. According to officials on the scene at 6:42 pm Randolph County 911 dispatched the Randleman Police and Fire Departments along with Randolph County EMS to 413 S Main St. A 911 caller reported a bicyclist who was crossing the street was struck by a vehicle. Randleman firefighters arrived on scene at 6:45 pm, just 3 minutes after they were dispatched, and the victim was transported to the practice field located behind Randleman High School where UNC Air Care landed to pick up the patient. S Main St was closed between Sunset St and W Brown St for several hours as police gathered evidence and investigated the accident. ...
Driver Crashes Trying To Flee From Asheboro Police

Driver Crashes Trying To Flee From Asheboro Police

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A driver is facing multiple charges after police say instead of pulling over he gave them the bird before he tried to flee, crashing his motorcycle, and trying to run from the scene last Friday. According to a report from the Asheboro Police Department on June 10th 2022, an officer and trainee working with the departments patrol division spotted a white male on a motorcycle on N. Fayetteville St. near E. Burns St. The report says officers witnessed the driver swerve towards the right of the road at Presnell St before swearing back on to N. Fayetteville St. Officer say when they activated their lights and siren behind the motorcycle on N. Fayetteville St. near Truliant Bank, the driver of the motorcycle held up his right arm over his head and flipped off the offic...
2 Children Killed, Mother Injured In Overnight Crash on I-73

2 Children Killed, Mother Injured In Overnight Crash on I-73

News
ASHEBORO N.C. - Two children died, and a their mother was seriously injured overnight in a vehicle crash on I-73, north of Asheboro. Just before 1 a.m, on Monday May 30th 2022, first responders with Westside Fire Department and Randolph County EMS were dispatched to an unknown vehicle accident on I-73/74 northbound, at the Spero Rd exit. As dispatchers gathered more information they learned it was a single vehicle accident with two children severely injured. Dispatchers added an additional 2 ambulances as well as Ash-Rand Rescue, and notified Baptist Air Care. Credit: Michael Billings (Facebook) According to the NC Highway Patrol a female driver of a Cadillac sedan and lost control of the vehicle and hit a highway sign before running off the road and hitting a tree. T...
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...