Major traffic delays were encountered by local motorists on highway 105 Wednesday morning after an accident involving a dump truck and another automobile.
The accident, near the entrance to Shull’s Mill where the former railroad cabooses sat, occurred around 8am. According to scanner dispatches at the time, the accident was a head on collision between a dump truck and a passenger car. Two WINGS helicopters were dispatched, as extrication of the drivers took place.
Foscoe Fire, Watauga Medics, Watauga Rescue , Seven Devils Fire and Watauga Deputy responded to the scene. 105 was fully reopen in the 10am hour.
According to a published report, a 1999 International dump truck traveling toward Boone swerved left of center to avoid a vehicle stopped to make a left turn, and in doing so, the truck struck a Honda car traveling toward Foscoe head-on. The report also stated that two people were airlifted and that neither driver was from Watauga County or had passengers.
North Carolina Highway Patrol was not releasing the names of the drivers as of midday.