No holiday fatalities in Vance

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

There were four fewer motor vehicle fatalities statewide this Labor Day weekend compared to last year — none of which were in Vance County — according to a preliminary report from the State Highway Patrol.

Ten motorists died on North Carolina highways during the Labor Day holiday, which officially began at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 and ended at midnight Monday.

Last year in North Carolina, troopers investigated 14 fatal collisions during the holiday period.

The local highway patrol office reported six collisions in Vance County over the weekend that resulted in damage to the vehicles but no injuries.

One non-fatal collision involving an injury was reported around 2:30 p.m. Monday on Satterwhite Point Road and Anderson Creek Road.

Trooper J.A. Thomas said a man on his motorcycle was following his wife in her car when the accident occurred.

When the woman braked to make a left turn, the motorcycle swerved onto the road. He was taken to Maria Parham Medical Center with minor injuries.

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

• Arrington Bridge Road at Greenfield Cemetery Road in Wayne County.

• N.C. 24 at N.C. 27 approximately 3.1 miles south of Robbins in Moore County.

• Buffalo Shoals Road approximately 2.2 miles east of Maiden in Catawba County.

• Furr Road approximately 2.7 miles south of Vass in Moore County.

• River Road approximately 11.5 miles east of Edenton in Chowan County.

• N.C. 561 approximately 7.1 miles east of Halifax in Halifax County.

• Monticello Avenue approximately 1.3 miles southeast of Hope Mills in Cumberland County.

• N.C. 118 approximately 3.3 miles east of Grifton in the area of Lenoir and Pitt counties.

• Interstate 40 approximately 8 miles east of Benson in Johnston County.

• N.C. 905 approximately 17.3 miles south of Whiteville in Columbus County.

These are preliminary and based on collisions reported to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol as of midnight Monday.