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Nine killed on N.C. highways over holiday

Posted May 26, 2009

— At least nine people were killed in vehicle crashes over the Memorial Day weekend, authorities said Tuesday.

The state Highway Patrol said the statistics are preliminary as they wait for all districts to report any fatalities that occurred between Friday and Monday.


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  • LocalYokel May 26, 2009

    when the traffic laws are taken seriously, this fatality numbers will come close to 0. Why are the traffic laws not being adequately enforced? Why are people that break traffic laws and get caught not fully prosecuted? Lets ask these people for answers: http://www.roycooper.com/ http://www.nccrimecontrol.org/

  • gr May 26, 2009

    it is just a shame. just because you are in a accident doesnt mean that you were drinking! come on people.

  • Joe Blow May 26, 2009

    I know of one accident that killed an entire family of four. It involved 3 cars and they think the father fell asleep. NO DRINKING involved.

  • donnied1952 May 26, 2009

    This is a non-story until the actual numbers are in.

  • iron fist May 26, 2009

    I didn't read anywhere that anyone had been drinking or speeding, stop assuming, wait for the facts.

  • Whatever Geez May 26, 2009

    wow...having a bad day?

  • happymom May 26, 2009

    You are assuming that the nine were all drinking. Believe it or not, it is possible to be in a DWI-related accident and NOT be the one drinking. It's also possible to be killed in a speeding-related accident and not be the one speeding.

    However, it does seem easier to use an acid tongue to lump everyone into the same category and make assumptions that if someone died, it must be their fault. Nice.

  • working for deadbeats May 26, 2009

    Nine too many. I assume that most of these will be due to dwi's. If so, it's a good thing they didn't get stuck in an "unconstitutional" dwi check point. We all know how intrusive they are to our privacy and rights. That would have been awful for them. It's also probably a good thing they didn't get stopped and given a speeding ticket before they crashed.