Highway Patrol reports 16 traffic fatalities during holiday weekend
Posted May 27, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Sixteen people died in wrecks on North Carolina highways during the three-day Memorial Day weekend, state Highway Patrol officials said Tuesday.
In central North Carolina, deaths were reported on U.S. Highway 70 Durham County, N.C. Highway 210 in Harnett County, McFarland Blue Road in Hoke County, McGhees Mill Road in Person County and Rosewood Road in Wayne County.
Highway Patrol tracked holiday weekend wrecks from 6 p.m. Friday through 12 a.m. Tuesday.
In 2013, troopers investigated 14 fatal wrecks and 479 injury-related crashes during the holiday weekend.