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Dozen die on N.C. highways over holiday

Posted November 30, 2009

— Twelve people were killed in wrecks on North Carolina highways over the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the state Highway Patrol.

A year ago, 25 people were killed in wrecks over the holiday weekend, authorities said.

The 2009 fatalities included a mother and her two children, who were killed late Wednesday while driving home from the woman's in-laws in Franklin County. Also, two women died in Orange County Thursday when a pickup collided with their Jeep.


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  • think1st Nov 30, 2009

    Good work to all the troopers, deputies, and police. Slowing them down really makes an impact!

  • kbo80 Nov 30, 2009

    Terrible...Prayers go out to the families.

  • ImBored Nov 30, 2009

    Sad about her and her two children but...this particular wreck had nothing to do with Holiday traffic.

  • The Oracle Nov 30, 2009

    2008 - 1400+ died = about 4 per day.
    So 12 for the long weeked is nothing unusual, actually a bit
    below normal.

  • wildcat Nov 30, 2009

    My heart and condolences goes to the father and her family. May God continue to be with all of you.

  • Faceman Nov 30, 2009

    funny..i went thru several roadblocks by the SHP..seen quite a few peeps on the side ..they did not look like they was enjoying Turkeyday! great job by the fine LEO's!!

  • LocalYokel Nov 30, 2009

    So sad and So preventable. Seeing the faces of the victims makes the tragedy seem more real. 12 people. They look like typical people you might see at the grocery store too. Some of them, like the kids, are completely innocent. Bad drivers are the guilty ones.

  • drjones74 Nov 30, 2009

    I wonder how many die in a regular weekend. I bet its not much different, and that its just framed this way to make a story...

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Nov 30, 2009

    So sad. I wonder how many were speeding?