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Ashe Man Airlifted After Morning Crash PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 16:42

A Lansing man was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after being rushed from the scene of a crash in Ashe County late this morning, a collision involving a tractor trailer and his passenger vehicle.  Witnesses told the investigating trooper that the truck was pulling out into NC 163 from the Dr. Pepper Plant when the Honda sedan slammed into it, striking near the back of the cab, then spinning back out into the highway. Rescue and medic units rushed to the scene and freed 89 year old Wayne Finley from his car, rushing him to Ashe Memorial while the state patrol investigated the crash. The investigating trooper said that it was not clear whether a health situation may have led to the crash, as Finley had time to avoid the truck.  He said that charges have not yet been filed, but that the trucker, Charles Ingram of Kannapolis, was not at fault in the 10:50am wreck. West Jefferson fire units blocked the highway at Mt. Jefferson Road for a time while the scene was being cleared.

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