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Motorcyclist sentenced for drunk driving in crash that killed wife

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A 49-year old man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison on Friday on drunk driving and other charges rising from  the motorcycle crash that killed his wife, District Attorney R. Andrew Murray announced.   Read Story »

Tags: traffic fatalities | motorcycle

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Hit-and-run driver charged with death of 3-year-old riding a tricycle

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Henderson County sheriff's deputies charged a hit-and-run driver with the death of a 3-year-old after the child was struck while riding a tricycle on Pleasant Court between Oak Grove and East Blue Ridge roads.   Read Story »

Tags: traffic fatalities | pedestrian

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Motorcyclist dies in parkway crash

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A 38-year-old motorcyclist died of injuries suffered in a crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway on Saturday, the National Park Service reported.   Read Story »

Tags: Blue Ridge Parkway | traffic fatalities | motorcycle

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Motorist dies in head-on collision that hospitalized two first responders

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Two emergency workers remained hospitalized Thursday after a crash that killed the driver of the vehicle that struck their ambulance head on at high speed, the Henderson County Rescue Squad said.   Read Story »

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Legislature may ban hand-held phones while driving

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RALEIGH — State lawmakers are trying again to eliminate the use of hand-held cellphones by operators of motor vehicles.   Read Story »

Tags: traffic fatalities | N.C. General Assembly | cell phones

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Parkway motorcycle crash kills 11-year-old passenger

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An 11-year-old boy died when the motorcycle his father was driving swerved to avoid a vehicle that had stopped suddenly in front of him and collided with a pickup truck on the Blue Ridge Parkway at 11:45 a.m. Sunday near Blowing Rock.   Read Story »

Tags: Blue Ridge Parkway | traffic fatalities

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Local man injured in triple fatality crash in East Tennessee

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A 21-year-old man from Hendersonville was hospitalized in serious condition on Monday night after the pickup truck he was riding in collided head-on with a Ford Focus that was traveling the wrong way on I-40 in East Tennessee, killing three people in the car, multiple news outlets reported.   Read Story »

Tags: traffic fatalities | East Tennessee

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Motorcycle passenger dies in Parkway crash

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A 66-year-old Florida woman died Friday afternoon after the motorcycle she was riding crashed on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the National Park Service said.   Read Story »

Tags: Blue Ridge Parkway | traffic fatalities | motorcycle

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NC Supreme Court upholds conviction of driver in fatal crash

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The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld a state appeals court ruling that affirmed the second-degree murder conviction of the driver in a crash that killed an East Henderson High School senior, District Attorney Greg Newman announced.   Read Story »

Tags: East Henderson High School | traffic fatalities | Matt Schmieder | Kanuga Road | Derek Miller

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Driver in fatal crash had history of speeding

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Tags: Greg Newman | car crashes | traffic fatalities | Matt Schmieder