The holiday weekend officially began at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, and ended at midnight, Sunday, July 6. Last year in North Carolina from July 3 – 7, fourteen people died during the holiday period.
During the July 4th holiday period, troopers investigated (7) seven fatal collisions resulting in (7) deaths on North Carolina highways. The following is a breakdown of the location and highway of each fatality:
- NC 41 (8.20 miles west of Lumberton)
- US 220 (2 miles south of Madison)
- US 74 (4.8 miles east of Bryson City)
- Conetone Rd (6.4 miles west of Bethel)
- US 21 (9.7 miles southwest of Yadkinville)
- Taylor Springs Rd (16.5 miles north of Statesville)
- Friendship Rock Creek Rd (7.2 miles south of Burlington)
Editor’s note: These numbers are preliminary and are based on collisions reported to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol as of midnight July 6, 2014.