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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