Thursday, 09 August 2007 07:19
A two-car accident blocked traffic this morning for almost an
hour on Highway 421 North.
According to North Carolina Highway Patrol, foggy
conditions attributed to the wreck. A Dodge passenger vehicle had visibility
issues when it struck a GMC truck in the rear. The Dodge driver, 29-year-old Deanie
Taylor of Mountain City, allegedly failed to reduce his speed, Highway Patrol
officials say. Rescue personnel had to extricate Taylor from his vehicle. Taylor,
as well as the GMC driver, 33-year-old Adam Campbell of Vilas, were both
transported to Watauga Medical Center for their injuries. Two passengers
declined medical treatment.
Highway patrol complimented rescue personnel on their efficiency. The scene was cleared within 45 minutes.