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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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Highway Patrol: Slow Down During the Labor Day Holiday

The State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Labor Day holiday. According to AAA, 34.7 million people are expected travel during the Labor Day period. More than 6.3 million people from the South Atlantic states (Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia) are expected to travel this holiday weekend by automobile, air and other forms of transportation, up 1.6% from last year.

To ensure a safe driving environment for motorists, the Highway Patrol will increase patrols on all interstates and major four lane highways during the holiday which officially begins on Thursday, August 28 and ends at midnight on Monday, September 1.

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Randolph County speeding tickets

J.D. Byers is a Winston-Salem based criminal defense attorney.  He represents clients in District Court and Superior Court in Randolph County.   If you have a pending case, you can contact us to arrange for a consultation.  You can also click here to confirm your court date through the state system.

In Guilford County, J.D. handles cases involving traffic offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies.  Potential traffic infractions for which you could require legal representation include:

  • Driving under revocation or with a suspended license
  • Speeding tickets
  • Failure to Stop at Red Light or Stop Sign
  • Failure to move over for a law enforcement or emergency vehicle
  • Passing a School Bus
  • Careless and Reckless Driving
  • No Operators License
  • No Insurance or No Registration