RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Fourteen motorists were killed during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday period, the North Carolina Highway Patrol announced Monday.
The holiday period officially began at 6:00 p.m. on Nov. 25 and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 29.
Last year during the Thanksgiving holiday period, N.C. Highway Patrol investigated 14 fatal collisions that resulted in 21 deaths.
During this holiday period, troopers investigated 12 fatal collisions resulting in 14 deaths. The following is a breakdown of the highway, approximate location and county of each fatality:
- U.S. Highway 52 (1.2 miles north of Midway – Davidson County)*
- U.S. Highway 13 (1.1 miles south of Falcon – Cumberland County)
- Brame Road (8.2 miles west of Wilson – Wilson County)
- N.C. Highway 86 (1.7 miles of Hillsborough – Orange County)
- N.C. Highway 226 (8.3 miles north of Bakersville – Mitchell County)
- Chicken Foot Road (7.8 miles southeast of Hope Mills – Cumberland County)
- Dawson Cabin Road (7.9 miles south of Jacksonville – Onslow County)
- Temples Point Road (6.5 miles east of Havelock – Craven County)
- Whites Memorial Road (2.9 miles north of Franklinville – Randolph County)
- Jones Dairy Road (0.4 miles west of Rolesville – Wake County)
- Long Ridge Road (11.3 miles north of Washington – Beaufort County)
- N.C. Highway 8 (5.8 miles west of Walnut Cove – Stokes County)*
*Resulted in a double fatality