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12 Killed on State Highways Over Holiday Weekend

Posted May 29, 2007

— Twelve people were killed statewide in automobile crashes over the Memorial Day weekend, according to the state Highway Patrol.

Statistics on the total number of crashes over the holiday won't be compiled until late Wednesday, said Beth Horner, spokeswoman for the Governor's Highway Safety Program.

Last year, 19 people were killed and 767 were injured on state highways during the same period, authorities said.


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  • NCSU May 29, 2007

    wow .... that is a whole lot of people, and 16 last year is crazy

  • All American May 29, 2007

    Hate there were 12 that lost their lives BUT least it went down from last year!!

  • LoneWolf72 May 29, 2007

    Most fatalities are caused by speeding according to NCHP.

  • baileysmom3 May 29, 2007

    there were a ton of DWIs and police everywhere, I am glad some people know better than to drink and drive.

  • Ashen-Shugar May 29, 2007

    It will be interesting to see the stats on wrecks and where they are in relation to the empty cars they left around.