‘100% preventable’: Why October is one of the deadliest months for NC car crashes

‘100% preventable’: Why October is one of the deadliest months for NC car crashes

October is one of the deadliest months for traffic crashes in North Carolina.

Even though traffic volume is down about 15% due to the pandemic, troopers said the number of crashes and fatalities has not gone down at the same rate.

Channel 9 spoke with Haley Wagner who said she lost two family members when a drunk driver crashed into them last year.

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“My grandmother was killed and so was Ethan,” Wagner said. “This accident was 100% preventable.”

>>In the video at the top of the page, Traffic Team 9′s Mark Taylor shows us what is behind the crash statistics and the push to keep drivers safe.

Troopers: Deadly crash leads to another wreck, blocks portion of I-485 for hours