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10 die in holiday crashes in NC

Posted July 6, 2015

— Ten motorists died in crashes statewide during the Fourth of July holiday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol reported Monday.

The preliminary figure is up from the same weekend last year, when troopers investigated seven fatal crashes and 257 injury collisions. The holiday weekend began 6 p.m. Friday and ended at midnight Sunday.

This year's fatal crashes happened in the following locations:

  • Gaston County – U.S. Highway 321, north of Cloninger Road, about 2 miles north of Dallas
  • Gates County – U.S. Highway 13, north of Eure Baptist Church Road, about 10 miles west of Gatesville
  • Greene County – U.S. Highway 264, south of John Lewis Road, about 3 miles northeast of  Walstonburg
  • Guilford County – Interstate 840, about 2 miles north of Greensboro
  • Halifax County – N.C. Highway 4, north of Panecea Road, about 2.5 miles south of Littleton
  • Hoke County – Pittman Grove Church Road, near Monroe Road, about 10 miles north of Raeford
  • Pender County – N.C. Highway 53, west of New Savannah Road, about 2.6 miles west of Burgaw
  • Rockingham County – N.C. Highway 14, north of Quail Loop, about 4 miles north of Reidsville
  • Rockingham County – Harrison Crossroads Loop Road, north of Zena Drive, 2.6 miles north of Reidsville
  • Sampson County – N.C. Highway 242, east of Hinson Road, 6 miles west of Newton Grove

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  • Bob Bruck Jul 6, 2015
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    All rural roads- how interesting?!

  • Fred Kozlof Jul 6, 2015
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    I think they wanted to show that most fatalities happen on the lower speed roads rather than the interstate highways where the 'going speed' is 80mph, regardless of posted limit.
    Thus they have squashed the 'speed kills' motto. :)

  • Jen Covington Jul 6, 2015
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    I agree. This was a very odd news story indeed. Just a morbid list. No journalism what so ever.

  • Nick Ditcheos Jul 6, 2015
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    View quoted thread

    well said

  • Lauren Lovette Jul 6, 2015
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    I am unclear why this makes headline news, this is awful, not news. How about posting something happy and good about the 4th holiday? Kids and fireworks? Families and friends? But no the media is obsessed with the most negative stories they can find, please continue to post negative stories about death, disease, terrorism, murder, robbery etc... really brightens up a monday. Bravo

  • Al Smith Jul 6, 2015
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    Ban all cars!

  • Dana McCall Jul 6, 2015
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    No guns were involved.