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Dangerous Weekend on Carolina roads

Posted March 17, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— There were seven traffic deaths on North Carolina roads this past weekend.

One was in Cumberland County where police say a driver was speeding on Highway 301 when he apparently lost control of his car and smashed into a tree. Elsie Stokes, a 50-year-old passenger in the car, died in that accident. The driver, Robert Ramsey, remained hospitalized Monday.

So far this year, there have been 228 traffic-related deaths in the state. That's down from 256 this time last year.