By Clint Parker
Woodfin – A Tuesday (Jan. 21) afternoon accident on I-26 sent one person to the hospital after the vehicle they were driving overturned in the median.
According to an accident report by Woodfin Officer C. H. McHaffey, the wreck happened about 1:37 pm as Jagger David Tanos of Asheville was headed towards Asheville in his 1996 Ford and had a no-contact interaction with a 2017 Nissan driven by Ida Ann Letterman, of Burnsville.
In his report, McHaffey, states Letterman “was traveling South on US 19B (I-26) toward Asheville.” Letterman “merged over into left lane where” Tanos was traveling. Tanos “ran off toward right and then swerved back left into the guard rail causing [the Ford] to flip over the guard rail, overturning on to its top before coming to rest in the grass between interstate.” Letterman “stated that she signaled and merged over but did not notice” Tanos. The report states that Tanos confirmed Letterman’s account of the accident.
McHaffey issued no citations in the accident.
The Woodfin Fire Department responded to the incident at 1:39 pm. They arrived on the scene shortly thereafter to find one injured person with non-life threatening injuries who was transported by Buncombe County EMS to Mission Hospital.
There was a minor fuel spill, so Woodfin Fire blocked inside lanes of the I-26 until the vehicle could be moved. They cleared the scene at 2:25 pm.