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Fatality near milepost 290 on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Last Updated on April 8, 2022 4:34 pm

(Blowing Rock, NC) – On Thursday, April 7, 2022, at approximately 5:30 a.m., Blue Ridge Parkway dispatchers received a report of a motor vehicle collision near milepost 290 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  

Rangers and local rescue crews arrived on scene to find a single occupant, Jonathan Gabriel Reyes Medrano, age 22, of Mexico, deceased as a result of the collision.    

It appears Medrano was driving southbound on the Blue Ridge Parkway when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and collide with a tree.   

No additional details are available at this time.

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