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Fatal accident on NC 16 in Ashe County – Jan 8, 2021

Last Updated on January 8, 2021 6:22 pm

JEFFERSON – On Friday, January 8, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Ashe County on NC 16 near Shatley Road. 

A 2001 Ford Ranger was traveling north on NC 16, ran off the road to the left, traveled down an embankment, and overturned. 

The driver, David Oscar Osbourne, 74, of Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  There were no passengers.  Osbourne was not restrained by a seatbelt.  

The initial investigation does not indicate impairment to be a contributing factor and it was snowing at the time of the crash.

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