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APD: Asheville man dies in Airport Road crash

Authorities have released the name of the victim in Thursday morning's fatal wreck along Airport Road. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

Authorities have released the name of the victim in Thursday morning's fatal wreck along Airport Road.

Asheville Police Department said John Wesley Williams, 41, of Asheville, died at the scene.

The crash happened around 5:50 a.m. Authorities said a preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda Pilot, which was traveling northeast on Airport Road, had entered the turn lane to make a left onto Old Shoals Road. That's when authorities say a Subaru station wagon driven by Williams, traveling in the opposite direction, drifted into the turn lane and struck the Honda.

The driver of the Honda was taken to Mission Hospital with serious injuries.

Asheville police said the investigation into the wreck in ongoing, and no additional information is available at this time.

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