- Written by Steve Frank
- Category: News
A 7 month old child was airlifted from the scene of a Vilas crash this morning after the car he was in flipped. Dean Melton was in the last vehicle the sedan passed traveling toward Boone, passing in what Melton said was a no-passing zone. State Trooper Townsend reported the wreck occurred at about 9:50 on US 421 as driver Darker Weah, 26, of Greensboro, passed several vehicles heading toward Boone, Townsend saying he dropped a tire off of the left side of the road and pulled back across and off the road to the right. The child was actually thrown out the back of the car, where he had been in a child seat next to his mother, Patience Wornee of Johnson City Tennessee--a child seat with no straps.