Woman Fall To Her Death At East Fork Overlook on BRP
Woman falls to her death along Blue Ridge Parkway at one of the overlooks. While visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopping at East Fork Overlook an 83-year-old woman fell to her death. She fell about 150 feet below and down a steep rocky face at the overlook. People called 911 and multiple agencies responded including Haywood County Emergency Services, the Cruso Fire Department, Haywood County Search and Rescue, the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office and the National Park Service. The woman fell on Friday at about 10:45 am and her body was recovered about 1:00pm. The woman was identified as Nancy Ann Martin from Richmond, Virginia. East Fork Overlook is located at milepost 418. This area is located in the North Carolina portion of the parkway south of Asheville, NC.
Officials warn visitors to stay on paved parkways and walkways, and clearing marked trails. Going over the low stone walls at overlooks can be dangerous. Steep drop-off and terrain is likely and it
is for safety reason that visitors should avoid these areas.With summer almost here the scenery is beautiful along the parkway. Officials caution people to take precautions while enjoying the views.
This is the second fatality this year on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Earlier this year a motorcyclist died while traveling the parkway. Harold Rose Jr was in a single vehicle accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Botetourt County Virginia. The crash happened on milepost 105 near Route 460 interchange.
Location of East Fork Overlook (just north of Brevard, NC)