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Tag Archives: State Highway Patrol

SHP Focuses On Traffic Safety During Holiday Weekend

SHP Focuses On Traffic Safety During Holiday Weekend

As traffic is expected to increase this July Fourth weekend, so will the State Highway Patrol’s focus on traffic safety. The AAA organization estimates that more than 43 million travelers will take to the roadways this holiday weekend, which is a record number for July Fourth travel. Across North Carolina, the SHP is participating in…read more »

Driver Killed In Head-On Crash On Wayne Memorial Drive

Driver Killed In Head-On Crash On Wayne Memorial Drive

One person is killed in a head-on collision along a Wayne County roadway.  The State Highway Patrol says the crash occurred just before 8 AM Thursday morning on Wayne Memorial Drive near Stoney Creek Church Road.  A Dodge minivan traveling north on Wayne Memorial Drive apparently crossed the centerline and struck a Dodge Durango.  The driver of…read more »

Victims In Fatal Crash Identified, Further Charges Pending

Victims In Fatal Crash Identified, Further Charges Pending

The State Highway Patrol has identified the victims involved in this week’s fatal crash on Highway 70 in Goldsboro. Officers with the Goldsboro Police Department were attempting to pull over 39-year-old Christopher K. Blair of La Grange when his pickup slammed into another vehicle and pushed it into an 18-wheeler tractor near the intersection of…read more »

SHP Encourages Driver Vigilance Around Agricultural Areas

SHP Encourages Driver Vigilance Around Agricultural Areas

As North Carolina’s vibrant agricultural industry becomes more present on the roadways this time of year, the State Highway Patrol reminds motorist of practices they can take to keep everyone safe. It is legal in North Carolina for farm equipment to travel on public roads except for controlled access roadways such as interstates. Farm equipment…read more »

Driver Charged With DWI Following Fatal Crash On Hwy. 13

Driver Charged With DWI Following Fatal Crash On Hwy. 13

A two vehicle crash on a Wayne County road results in one death.  The State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred around 9 PM Wednesday night on Highway 13 just south of Herring Road.  A southbound vehicle driven by 39-year-old Rosario Ramos-Delgado of Clinton apparently crossed the centerline and struck a northbound vehicle driven by…read more »

WATCH: State Highway Patrol Announces 2021 Operation Drive To Live

WATCH: State Highway Patrol Announces 2021 Operation Drive To Live

With many schools in the midst of spring break, and in conjunction with national Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the State Highway Patrol is once again conducting Operation Drive to Live. This annual campaign is aimed at reducing collisions involving teen drivers on our roadways.  Beginning Monday, April 5, through Friday, April 9, troopers will step…read more »

SHP Honors Life Of Trooper Sanders

SHP Honors Life Of Trooper Sanders

The State Highway Patrol pauses to remember the life of Wayne County Trooper Nolan J. Sanders. In an public ceremony held online, the State Highway Patrol celebrated the life and service of Trooper Sanders who passed away earlier this year. Pastor Jeff Dail from Mount Olive Pentecostal Holiness Church shared that love will define Sanders’…read more »

Labor Day Booze It & Lose It Effort Gets Underway

Labor Day Booze It & Lose It Effort Gets Underway

As Labor Day fast approaches, increased congestion across the state is expected as motorists travel to their intended vacation destinations. With this in mind, the State Highway Patrol is stressing the importance of sober driving throughout the holiday weekend. Combining forces with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program and more than 500 law enforcement organizations statewide,…read more »

SHP: Suspect Charged For Fatal Hit & Run Crash

SHP: Suspect Charged For Fatal Hit & Run Crash

The State Highway Patrol has released the identity of the tractor-trailer driver that has now been charged for a fatal hit-and-run near Mount Olive.  57-year-old Eric J. Ekstrom of Lucama has been charged with Felonious Hit-and-Run Resulting in Death as well as a Stop Sign Violation.  Ekstrom allegedly ran into another vehicle when he failed…read more »

Victim Dies In Hit & Run Crash Outside Of Mount Olive

Victim Dies In Hit & Run Crash Outside Of Mount Olive

One person is dead following a hit-and-run car crash in southern Wayne County.  The fatal collision occurred just before 5:30 AM Wednesday morning at the intersection of Highway 55 and Kelly Springs Road near Mount Olive.  According to the State Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer travelling north on Kelly Springs Road failed to stop at a…read more »

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