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Dozen die on N.C. highways over holiday

Posted November 30, 2009 3:15 p.m. EST
Updated November 30, 2009 3:38 p.m. EST

— 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.