The Bristol Heralnd Courier has a piece in this morning’s paper from Claire Galofaro with a few updates concerning the auto accident early Monday morning involving two members of Ralph Stanley’s Clinch Mountain Boys. Dr. Ralph’s grandson, Nathan Stanley, and fiddler Dewey Brown and his wife Leslie were rear-ended at very high speed by an intoxicated driver while returning from a show.
Galofaro spoke with Brown about the accident, and he and Leslie’s concern about their unborn child.
The Browns are worried about their first baby.
“We haven’t heard any bad news, but they keep telling up all kinds of things that could go wrong,” Dewey Brown said. “It’s a miracle we didn’t end up upside down and trapped and drowning. It could’ve been a lot worse.”
He only returned to the scene to retrieve his fiddle from the broken-down SUV.
Nathan Stanley was recovering in the children’s intensive care unit.
“He’s been around to a lot of places, he’s way beyond his years,” Brown said. “But he is just 16. That’s young for this.”
Ralph Stanley was on his way to the hospital to visit his grandson Tuesday evening.
“Oh, gosh, I didn’t sleep all night,” said Leslie Brown’s grandmother, Anna Lee Vandyke, of Abingdon, Va., who rushed four hours to the hospital Monday morning. “I’m just thankful they weren’t killed. We’re just so lucky.”
Read the full article on the Bristol Herald web site.