NC road deaths up over Thanksgiving

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RALEIGH, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -– The Highway Patrol announced a preliminary number of 17 people who died on North Carolina highways during the Thanksgiving holiday period. The holiday period officially began at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and ended at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 30.

Last year during the Thanksgiving holiday period, the highway patrol investigated ten fatal crashes.

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During this holiday period, troopers investigated eleven fatal collisions resulting in 17 deaths. The following is a breakdown of the highway and approximate location of each fatality:

Fronis Strickland Road (6.5 miles northwest from Tabor City)(Columbus County)(1 fatality)
US 301 Service Road (1.6 miles east of Hope Mills) (Cumberland County) (1 fatality)
NC66 (1 mile north of Kernersville) (Forsyth County) (2 fatalities)
NC24 (3.5 miles east of Kenansville) (Duplin County) (1 fatality)
Holdens Crossroads (5.3 miles northeast of Wilson) (Wilson County) (1 fatality)
Morgan J. Road, aka Great Marsh Church Road (4 miles southeast of St. Pauls) (Robeson County) (2 fatalities)
NC125 (0.6 miles north of Scotland Neck) (Halifax County) (1 fatality)
I-795 (4.9 miles from Black Creek) (Wilson County) (2 fatalities)
NC11 (2.6 miles west of Riegelwood) (Columbus County) (1 fatality)
NC42 (0.7 miles east of Pinetops) (Edgecombe County) (4 fatalities)
McGrit Bridge Road (5.3 miles north of Maxton) (Robeson County) (1 fatality)