Fire Chief Richard L. Sales was killed in a single vehicle crash while traveling on fire department business. According to initial reports, Sales was on I-40 Eastbound when he struck barriers in the middle of the road, lost control of his vehicle, and went down an embankment onto roadways below before coming to a stop. The cause of the wreck is still under investigation, but the local news reported it was the same area where a motorcyclist and the driver of a semi-trailer died in separate wrecks on March 31, 2018.
Incident Location: I-40, Statesville, NC 28677 (U.S. National Grid: 17S MV 9922 5829)
Reynolds Volunteer Fire Department
235 Charlotte HWY
U.S. National Grid: 17S LV 6615 3523
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
Chief: Assistant Fire Chief Kenneth Ledford