The Transylvania Times -

Fatality Reported On Blue Ridge Parkway


October 28, 2019

At 1:15 p.m., Oct. 23, Blue Ridge Parkway Law Enforcement Rangers responded to a fall injury in the parking area located at Milepost 352.4.

Upon arrival, rangers discovered William “Willie” Keith, 80, of Durham, had lost his footing, fell back in the grass and hit his head.

Keith never regained consciousness after the fall and was airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center.

The next day, Parkway rangers learned that Keith had succumbed to the injuries sustained during the previous day’s fall.

The initial investigation indicates that Keith likely suffered a medical emer-gency initially causing the fall.


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