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14 killed on NC highways during Thanksgiving holiday

Posted November 30, 2015

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— Fourteen people died in crashes on North Carolina highways during the Thanksgiving holiday period, from 6 p.m. Wednesday to midnight Sunday, according to the state Highway Patrol. That's down from last year, when 21 people died during the same time frame.

Troopers investigated the following fatal crashes this Thanksgiving holiday weekend:

  • U.S. Highway 52 (1.2 miles north of Midway – Davidson County) – two people killed
  • U.S. Highway 13 (1.1 miles south of Falcon – Cumberland County)
  • Brame Road (8.2 miles west of Wilson – Wilson County)
  • N.C. Highway 86 (1.7 miles of Hillsborough - Orange County)
  • N.C. Highway 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. Highway 8 (5.8 miles west of Walnut Cove – Stokes County) – two people killed

These numbers are preliminary, according to troopers, and are based on crashes reported to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol as of 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

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