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At approximately 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday, emergency units and law enforcement responded to the area of US 221 South in Glenwood after receiving reports of a motor vehicle collision. According to a report by the NC State Highway Patrol, Francisco Javier Bonillavelasquez of Asheville was operating a 2003 Ford van while traveling north on 221 when it rear ended a 1995 Ford pickup truck – driven by Jeffrey Smith of Marion. The pickup truck ran off the left side of the roadway and into a rock drainage ditch. Smith was treated and transported to McDowell Hospital with injuries. Bonillavelasquez was charged failure to reduce speed, according to Sgt. J.E. Reid of NCHP.

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