UPDATE Monday 9:43am – The North Carolina Highway Patrol tells WataugaRoads.com that the vehicle driven by Jordan Hallmark went off the road traveling south, came back onto the road and then went left of center hitting a vehicle driven by a couple from China Grove. 60 year old Keith Stirewalt, and wife Susan Stirewalt, 54, were in the other vehicle traveling north. Information about their current condition was unavailable.
Update 3:35pm Sunday – As WataugaRoads.com awaits more information from the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the victim of the fatal accident has been identified. Jordan Hallmark, 28, was one of three people involved in the accident on Friday night. Hampton Funeral Home list the man’s address as Blue Ridge Avenue in Boone. As of Sunday afternoon funeral arrangements are incomplete.
A head on crash involving two vehicles caused motorist delays on 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock on Friday night (Oct 23,2015).
Boone Fire and EMS units were the first to be dispatched to the scene at Chandler Concrete, located at 3587 321 South, just before 7:30pm. Along with other responding agencies, two rescue helicopters were also dispatched to the scene. According to scanner dispatches at the time there were three people involved in the accident.
For a period of time that section of 321 was closed to allow for helicopter landings, and then was narrowed down to 2 lanes before opening back up totally around 11pm.
A law enforcement source late Friday night confirmed one fatality, but no other information was available as of Saturday morning. A family member of the deceased has also confirmed the fatality, but WataugaRoads.com is not printing the name until it is released by North Carolina SHP or a local funeral home. WataugaRoads.com will update as more information becomes available.