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Title Damage to vehicle. Note points of contrast
Date February 23, 1941
Description This image shows the damage done to the rear of a vehicle involved in a wreck at milepost 251.3. The driver side door has been torn from the car and hangs several feet away in a tree. The roof of the car is caved in. Photo taken by Dale on February 23, 1941. Section 2D (incorrectly identified as Section 2-N-1) Station 202, milepost 251.3.
Commentary Taken nearly three years after the completion of construction on Section 2D, this series of pictures about the wreck showcases the hazards of driving on winding mountain roads.
Location Location Name: Milepost 251
Parkway Milepost: 251.0
Latitude: 36.37407
Longitude: -81.286452
Creator Individual Dale
Tags Ashe County (N.C.)
Traffic accidents
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway