The Highway Patrol has released a preliminary number of motorists who died on North Carolina highways during the Memorial Day weekend.
According to the NC Department of Public Safety, troopers investigated 16 fatal collisions over the holiday weekend, which officially began at 6 p.m. Friday, May 23, and ended at midnight on Monday, May 26. Two of the fatal collisions come from our area; one from Brunswick County, and the other from New Hanover County.
The following is a breakdown of the location and highway of each fatality:
Last year the Highway Patrol investigated 14 fatal collisions and 479 injury related collisions during the holiday period.
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