Troopers: 13 dead in Memorial Day weekend crashes
Posted May 28, 2013
Wake County, N.C. — Thirteen people died on the state’s roads during the Memorial Day weekend, more than doubling the number of fatalities from last year’s holiday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Tuesday.
The weekend – which was marked from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Monday – was a busy one for troopers. Preliminary data shows the 13 deaths happened in 12 collisions, including a double-fatal on U.S. Highway 64 in Knightdale on Sunday.
The other wrecks happened in the following locations:
- N.C. Highway 42, about 5 miles east of Wilson
- State Road 1401, about 3 miles west of Bolivia
- N.C. Highway 226, about 3 miles south of Marion
- Interstate 40, about 6 miles north of Wilmington
- State Road 2217, about 2 miles east of Asheboro
- State Road 1400, about 6 miles south of Vanceboro
- State Road 1624, about 2 miles west of Hamlet
- State Road 1750, about 7 miles south of Greenville
- State Road 1413, 5 miles east of Littleton
- State Road 1201, about 19 miles west from Lillington
- State Road 1130, about 6 miles north of Holden Beach