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State Highway Patrol Preparing for Busy Summer Travel Season

State Highway Patrol Preparing for Busy Summer Travel Season

With approximately 35 million motorists projected to take to the roadways this Memorial Day weekend, the State Highway Patrol is making preparations to ensure safe travel on our states approximately 80,000 miles of roadway.  As the Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, AAA predicts that the number of people who will travel by…read more »

“Click It or Ticket” Campaign Kicks Off Today

“Click It or Ticket” Campaign Kicks Off Today

Fasten your seatbelts – summer’s heating up, and so is the statewide Memorial Day Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign, which kicked off Monday, May 23. Through June 5, law enforcement officers in Wayne County and all 99 other NC counties will be patrolling the roads to make sure citizens are buckling up, whether they’re…read more »

No One Hurt In Crash Between Semi And SUV Near Mount Olive [Photo Gallery]

No One Hurt In Crash Between Semi And SUV Near Mount Olive [Photo Gallery]

(GDN) – It was a close call between an 18-wheeler and an SUV pulling a boat at the intersection of Highway 55 West and Grantham School Road near Mount Olive.  On Friday, April 29, 2022 firefighters from Smith Chapel and Wayne County EMS responded to the scene.  Officials say EMS workers attempted to assist the…read more »

Highway Patrol to Participate In Operation SafeDRIVE

Highway Patrol to Participate In Operation SafeDRIVE

(GDN)–The North Carolina State Highway Patrol will again join forces with law enforcement partners in adjoining states to conduct a concentrated highway traffic enforcement period as part of Operation SafeDRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement). Operation efforts aim to eliminate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) traffic collisions through periods of high visibility enforcement along the southeast…read more »

NC 111 Crash Leaves One Dead

NC 111 Crash Leaves One Dead

(GDN) — A Wayne County traffic crash leaves one person dead and two more in the hospital.  The State Highway Patrol says the fatal collision occurred Tuesday at the intersection of NC 111 and Daw Pate Road.  A 2020 Hyundai driven by 65-year-old Linda Vaughn-Morris of La Grange pulled out from a stop sign and…read more »

Tractor-Trailers Collide On I-795 Friday Morning

Tractor-Trailers Collide On I-795 Friday Morning

(GDN) — Traffic was impacted on I-795 in Wayne County Friday morning after an accident involving two tractor-trailers.  The State Highway Patrol says the first vehicle ended up striking the second truck from behind on northbound Interstate 795 near the Pikeville-Princeton Road exit before 5:30 AM.  One of the drivers suffered minor injuries.  One lane…read more »

Highway Patrol Seeks Info On Jan. 14 Hit & Run

Highway Patrol Seeks Info On Jan. 14 Hit & Run

On Friday, January 14 at 9:19 pm, Troop C, District 2 members responded to the scene of a pedestrian hit and run collision involving a serious injury on NC 55 near Townsend Road in southern Wayne County. The investigation revealed that a female pedestrian was walking along NC 55 near Townsend Road when she was…read more »

Local Trooper Honored During SHP Awards Ceremony

Local Trooper Honored During SHP Awards Ceremony

The State Highway Patrol recognized the extraordinary acts of heroism and public service by several members during an awards ceremony held at the SBI Auditorium in Raleigh on Thursday. The members and districts that were recognized exemplify the Patrol’s long-standing commitment to loyalty, integrity and professionalism.   Trooper Bennie Grady from Wayne County was given…read more »

State Highway Patrol Conducts 2021 “Operation Stop Arm”

State Highway Patrol Conducts 2021 “Operation Stop Arm”

In support of Operation Stop Arm week, the State Highway Patrol will be aggressively enforcing stop arm and other traffic violations in and around school zones and school bus stops this week. The operation will run daily through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 and runs in conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week. The…read more »

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