Highway Patrol reports 14 fatalities during Thanksgiving holiday


Staff report



RALEIGH – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol announced a preliminary number of 14 motorists who died on North Carolina highways during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

The holiday period officially began at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, and ended at midnight, Sunday, Nov. 29.

Last year during the Thanksgiving holiday period, the highway patrol investigated 14 fatal collisions, resulting in 21 deaths.

During this holiday period, troopers investigated 12 fatal collisions resulting in the 14 deaths. The following is a breakdown of the highway, approximate location and county of each fatality:

— U.S. 52 (1.2 miles north of Midway – Davidson County)*

— U.S. 13 (1.1 miles south of Falcon – Cumberland County)

— Brame Road (8.2 miles west of Wilson – Wilson County)

— N.C. 86 (1.7 miles of Hillsborough – Orange County)

— N.C. 226 (8.3 miles north of Bakersville – Mitchell County)

— Chicken Foot Road (7.8 miles southeast of Hope Mills – Cumberland County)

— Dawson Cabin Road (7.9 miles south of Jacksonville – Onslow County)

— Temples Point Road (6.5 miles east of Havelock – Craven County)

— Whites Memorial Road (2.9 miles north of Franklinville – Randolph County)

— Jones Dairy Road (0.4 miles west of Rolesville – Wake County)

— Long Ridge Road (11.3 miles north of Washington – Beaufort County)

— N.C. 8 (5.8 miles west of Walnut Cove – Stokes County)*

*Resulted in a double fatality

Staff report

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