Two people were injured in a three-vehicle wreck Thursday afternoon on N.C. 16 about three miles south of Wilkesboro, according to Trooper C.M. Anderson of the N.C. Highway Patrol.
Ronald James Foster, 51, of Wilkesboro, driver of a 2000 Volkswagen, and Roy Dean Smithey, 54, of Taylorsville, driver of a 1996 Nissan, were taken to Wilkes Regional Medical Center by Wilkes EMS for treatment. Moravian Falls first responders and firemen provided assistance at the scene.
Foster was traveling north when hit from behind by Kimmie Martin Payne, 52, of Taylorsville, driver of a 1999 Nissan sport/utility vehicle, Anderson said. The impact caused Foster to go left of center and collided head-on with Smithey, who was traveling north.
The wreck was initially reported as a pin-in and Wilkes Rescue Squad personnel were dispatched. The rescue squad was recalled after it was determined that no one was trapped in the wreckage.
Payne was charged with failure to reduce speed in the accident, which happened around 3:40 p.m.
Damages were listed by the trooper at $1,500 to Payne’s vehicle, $4,000 to Foster’s Volkswagen and $2,200 to Smithey’s Nissan.