Sunday, 28 October 2007 19:00
A tractor-trailer wreck just after 6 p.m. in Wilkes County
left three people dead Friday.
62-year-old Thomas Cameron Simon, 65-year-old
George Wesley Wiggins and 63-year-old Mary E. Wiggins, all of Ashe County and
Sarasota Florida, were killed. Simon’s wife, Cheryle Cotter Simon was taken to
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and was listed in critical
Troopers say a tractor-trailer heading south crossed the
centerline, overturned and slid into a northbound Chevrolet Avalanche pickup
driven by Thomas Simon. The incident happened about 12 miles west of
Wilkesboro on N.C. Highway 421.
The tractor-trailer driver, 47-year-old Curtis Isaac
Mondy of St. Petersburg, Florida, was treated and released from Baptist
Hospital. Mondy was charged with three counts of misdemeanor death by vehicle
and one count of reckless driving. He was held on a $6,000 bond. The Wilkes
County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case.