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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol says at least 16 people died on highways across the state during Memorial Day weekend based on preliminary reports. That number includes a fatal accident each in Brunswick and New Hanover counties.

The holiday weekend officially began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at midnight last night. Last year the Highway Patrol investigated 14 fatal collisions and 479 injury related collisions during the holiday period.

The list of fatal accidents includes:

US19E – .2 miles west of Burnsville – Yancey County
Rosewood Road – 2.7 miles from Goldsboro – Wayne County
NC41 – 2.1 miles south of Lumberton – Robeson County
Hurley School Road – 3.1 miles west of Salisbury – Rowan County
Persimmon Road – near Carolina Shores – Brunswick County
US74 – .5 miles west of Cramerton – Gaston County
Moss Neck Road – 1.3 miles east of Pembroke – Robeson County
NC115 – 8 miles north of Statesville -Iredell County
US421 – 1.32 miles south of Wilmington – New Hanover County
NC210 – 3.4 miles east of Angier – Harnett County
Pax Hill Road – 4.5 miles north of Morganton – Burke County
McGhees Mill Road – 6.2 miles north of Roxboro – Person County
NC268 – 14.7 miles northeast of Lenoir –Caldwell County
McFarland Blue Road – 8.5 miles west of Raeford – Hoke County
US70 – .1 miles west of Fletcher Chapel Road – Durham County
Bostic Sunshine Highway – 8.2 miles north of Bostic – Rutherford County

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