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Highway Patrol Reports 17 Fatalities during the Thanksgiving Holiday

During this holiday period, troopers investigated 11 fatal collisions resulting in 17 deaths. The following is a breakdown of the highway and approximate location of each fatality:

  • Fronis Strickland Road (6.5 miles northwest from Tabor City)(Columbus County)(1 fatality)
  • US 301 Service Road (1.6 miles east of Hope Mills) (Cumberland County) (1 fatality)
  • NC66 (1 mile north of Kernersville) (Forsyth County) (2 fatalities)
  • NC24 (3.5 miles east of Kenansville) (Duplin County) (1 fatality)
  • Holdens Crossroads (5.3 miles northeast of Wilson) (Wilson County) (1 fatality)
  • Morgan J. Road, aka Great Marsh Church Road (4 miles southeast of St. Pauls) (Robeson County) (2 fatalities)
  • NC125 (0.6 miles north of Scotland Neck) (Halifax County) (1 fatality)
  • I-795 (4.9 miles from Black Creek) (Wilson County) (2 fatalities)
  • NC11 (2.6 miles west of Riegelwood) (Columbus County) (1 fatality)
  • NC42 (0.7 miles east of Pinetops) (Edgecombe County) (4 fatalities)
  • McGrit Bridge Road (5.3 miles north of Maxton) (Robeson County) (1 fatality)

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S.C. Highway Patrol steps up patrols for 4th of July

If you are headed to Myrtle Beach for the 4th of July, be aware that the S.C. Highway Patrol is stepping up enforcement through campaign called “Target Zero.”

The Patrol is increasing awareness of pedestrian accidents with motor vehicles and performing more DUI checkpoints as part of the stepped up patrolling over the Independence Day holiday week.

More information at: http://www.wnct.com/story/25909717/highway-patrol-steps-up-patrols-for-4th-of-july