Charges Filed In Head-on Crash Nov. 6 (2016-11-16 14:37:21)

Charges have been filed in the head-on crash that occurred November 6th in Boone.

Benjamin Aaron Cook, age 24, of Boone, has been charged with reckless driving, crossing left of center and possession of drug paraphernalia, as a result of a crash Sunday Nov. 6 at the intersection of Highway 421 South and Industrial Park Drive in Boone. According to the Watauga Democrat, Cook’s westbound Ford van crossed over center and hit two eastbound vehicles head-on. Five people were injured in the crash and two were airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center.

According to the Watauga Democrat, Cook told officers he fell asleep at the wheel before the crash.