Downed trees on Harmon Field Road lead to single-vehicle accident

Published 8:54 am Wednesday, January 3, 2024

NCDOT removes trees, road reopened

TRYON—On Wednesday morning, Tryon Fire Department responded to an accident after a vehicle crashed into downed trees on Harmon Field Rd.

The cluster of fallen trees was located just across from Tryon Presbyterian Church and was completely blocking the road.

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According to officials, the car that crashed into the downed trees was totaled, and a male driver went to the hospital. No more information on the driver’s condition is available at this time. North Carolina Highway Patrol was also on scene.

A car that crashed into the downed trees was totaled, and a male driver went to the hospital. (Photo courtesy of Kim Attwool)

The North Carolina Department of Transportation was called by the fire department requesting a backhoe to remove the fallen trees and debris from the road.

“We got the call around 7:30, maybe,” said NCDOT supervisor Dwayne Johnson.

“Three or four trees have fallen across the road. We got the call from the fire department. They requested the machine,” said NCDOT worker John Mathis. “So we got a machine on the way now, just to push it out of the road.”

As of 9:30 a.m., Harmon Field Road was cleared and reopened.