BLOWING ROCK — Even though the airbags deployed in all three vehicles involved in a July 1 wreck on U.S. 321, no major injuries were reported as a result.
N.C. State Highway Patrol Trooper R.J. Abshear responded to the call of a three-vehicle collision on U.S. 321 near Aho Road around 4:15 p.m. The Blowing Rock Fire Department, Blowing Rock Police Department and Watauga Medics also responded to the scene. Traffic was slow moving on U.S. 321 as crews cleaned up the scene.
Abshear said Mary Mitchell Madry, 86, of Boone was driving a 2007 Honda Odyssey van when she was making a left turn off of Aho Road to U.S. 321. Madry crossed into the path of a 2012 Honda car driven by Joshua Cole Russell, 21, of Boone. The car struck the van, and as a result Madry’s vehicle came into the oncoming lane of traffic where it collided with a 2007 GMC SUV driven by Gladys Annette Sisco, 71, of Clearwater, Fla.
Madry was cited with failure to yield the right of way. Some of the drivers and passengers sustained minor injuries, but no one was transported, according to Abshear.
The van sustained left-side damage from both impacts, the car had front-end damage and the SUV had front damage to the passenger side. Since airbags deployed in all vehicles, Abshear estimated each of them to be totaled.