NC troopers: 10 killed in crashes during July Fourth weekend

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Ten people died in crashes during the July Fourth holiday weekend, the North Carolina Highway Patrol announced Monday in a preliminary investigation.

The holiday weekend began 6 p.m. on Friday and ended Sunday at 11:59 p.m.

Last year, Highway Patrol investigated seven fatal crashes and 257 injury crashes.

The following is a breakdown of the location and highway of each fatality:

• On NC 4 north from Panecea Rd (2.5 miles south of Littleton – Halifax County)
• On I-840 (1.8 miles north of Greensboro – Guilford County)
• On US 264 south from John Lewis Rd (2.7 miles northeast of Walstonburg – Greene County)
• On Harrison Crossroads Loop Rd north from Zena Drive (2.6 miles north of Reidsville – Rockingham County)
• On Pittman Grove Church Road near Monroe Rd (10 miles north of Raeford – Hoke County)
• On US 321 north from Cloninger Rd (2.3 miles north of Dallas – Gaston County)
• On NC 14 north from Quail Loop (3.9 miles north of Reidsville – Rockingham County)
• On US 13 north from Eure Baptist Church Rd (9.9 miles west of Gatesville – Gates County)
• On NC 53 west from New Savannah Rd (2.6 miles west of Burgaw – Pender County)
• On NC 242 east of Hinson Rd (6 miles west of Newton Grove – Sampson County)

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