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'Somebody could have been killed'

June 27, 2012

Dr. Ross Nash was heading home to Charlotte after the Mrs. North Carolina Pageant in Newton when disaster hit him almost head-on.

As he drove west on N.C. 10, an oncoming car ran onto the shoulder of the road, before over-correcting and skidding into his lane of travel.

"All I knew was I saw her go right and then left and spun right in front of me," Nash said. "It was like I was watching it in slow motion. She ended up across the road. I didn't have time to put on my brakes, and I hit her full force. ... I didn't have any way I could not have the accident. I was able to see what was happening, but I couldn't do anything to avoid it."

The car that Nash hit was operated by Jennifer Wyatt, and according to police reports she was drunk at the time of the wreck, about 9:45 p.m. on June 2. Wyatt has been charged with driving while intoxicated.

"The policeman told me she was very drunk. I felt sorry for her," Nash said. "Nobody wants to have a wreck like this. She was obviously at fault. I was totally sober."

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Comments

West on N.C. 10?

June 27, 2012 by Backbone (not verified), 2 years 12 weeks ago
Comment: 1145

Was he going home to Charlotte by of SHELBY?

How come we didn't know the MRS. North Carolina Pegent was being held in Newton?

Now let me get this straight, its a pagent for MARRIED women, right?

Well if I want to hear a bunch of middle age women babbling on about peace, love, "passion" and other new age hippy-junk, and oblivion to real probelms and issues and in love with their reflections in the spot light, I will just go attend a meeting of the Newton City Council?

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