Highway 194 Closed On Tuesday After Back-To-Back Wrecks

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Highway 194, just outside of Boone, was closed for a lengthy amount of time after back to back accidents on Tuesday afternoon.

The first accident, dispatched around 5:24pm, occurred in the area of the NCDOT offices and involved a single vehicle rollover wreck resulting in a large fuel spill. The driver was unconscious and airlifted to Johnson City, according to both scanner dispatches at the time and a Watauga County Sheriff’s report.

Meanwhile shortly before 5:45pm, a second wreck occurred near the location of the first wreck. One of the occupants of that wreck involved a 22 week pregnant woman, according to scanner dispatches at the time. Several people from that wreck were transported to Watauga Medical Center.

Boone Fire, Meat Camp Fire, Watauga Medics, Watauga County Sheriff’s Deputies, Watauga Rescue and other emergency units responded to both scenes. The road reopen just before 7:30pm.


UPDATE 7:29pm – 194 is back open completely, according to scanner dispatches.


UPDATE 7:16pm – Traffic is flowing some on 194. There will still be delays as wreckers are still working to clear the accidents, according to Watauga County Communications.


Highway 194 just outside of Boone remains closed after back to back accidents.

The first accident, dispatched around 5:24pm on Tuesday, occurred in the area of the NCDOT offices and involved a single vehicle rollover wreck resulting in a large fuel spill. The driver was unconscious and airlifted from a landing zone at Hardin Park School, according to scanner dispatches at the time.

Meanwhile shortly before 5:45pm, a second wreck occurred near the location of the first wreck. One of the occupants of that wreck involved a 22 week pregnant woman, according to scanner dispatches at the time.

Boone Fire, Meat Camp Fire, Watauga Medics, Watauga County Sheriff’s Deputies, Watauga Rescue and other emergency units responded to both scenes. WataugaOnline.com will update as more information becomes available and the road reopens.

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