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Highway Patrol Reports 16 Traffic Fatalities Over Memorial Day Weekend

RALEIGH, N.C. : February 27th, 2014 - The Highway Patrol announces a preliminary number of sixteen motorists who died on North Carolina highways during the Memorial Day weekend. The holiday weekend officially began at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23, and ended at midnight, Monday, May 26. Last year the Highway Patrol investigated fourteen fatal collisions and 479 injury related collisions during the holiday period.
The Memorial Day holiday is set aside to honor deceased men and women from the Armed Forces as well as officially kicking off the beginning of summer vacation season in North Carolina.
During the holiday period, troopers investigated sixteen (16) fatal collisions resulting in sixteen (16) deaths on North Carolina highways. The following is a breakdown of the location and highway of each fatality:
• US19E - .2 miles west of Burnsville – Yancey County
• Rosewood Road - 2.7 miles from Goldsboro – Wayne County
• NC41 - 2.1 miles south of Lumberton – Robeson County
• Hurley School Road - 3.1 miles west of Salisbury – Rowan County
• Persimmon Road – near Carolina Shores – Brunswick County
• US74 - .5 miles west of Cramerton – Gaston County
• Moss Neck Road - 1.3 miles east of Pembroke – Robeson County
• NC115 - 8 miles north of Statesville – Iredell County
• US421 - 1.32 miles south of Wilmington – New Hanover County
• NC210 - 3.4 miles east of Angier – Harnett County
• Pax Hill Road - 4.5 miles north of Morganton – Burke County
• McGhees Mill Road - 6.2 miles north of Roxboro – Person County
• NC268 - 14.7 miles northeast of Lenoir – Caldwell County McFarland Blue Road - 8.5 miles west of Raeford – Hoke County
• US70 - .1 miles west of Fletcher Chapel Road – Durham County
• Bostic Sunshine Highway - 8.2 miles north of Bostic – Rutherford County
These numbers are preliminary and are based on collisions reported to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol as of midnight Monday, May 26, 2014. For specific details on fatalities, please contact the corresponding Highway Patrol district office. Contact information can be accessed by going to
Source: North Carolina Department of Transportation.