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State troopers say two people were killed in separate Moore County crashes over Labor Day weekend, accounting for a fifth of North Carolina’s 10 holiday fatalities.

Fatal wrecks were reported at the intersection of N.C. 24 and N.C. 27 about 3.1 miles south of Robbins and on Furr Road about 2.7 miles south of Vass, according to N.C. Highway Patrol spokesman Trooper Michael Baker.

The victims’ names had not been released Tuesday afternoon.

No traffic deaths occurred in Richmond and Scotland counties over Labor Day weekend, according to the Highway Patrol office in Hamlet.

Baker said the 10 fatal crashes were reported between 6 p.m. last Thursday and midnight Monday. Troopers investigated 14 traffic deaths during the same time period last year.

Crashes also were reported about 1.3 miles southeast of Hope Mills in Cumberland County, about 17.3 miles south of Whiteville in Columbus County, about 2.2 miles east of Maiden in Catawba County, about 8 miles east of Benson in Johnston County, about 3.3 miles east of Grifton on the Lenoir-Pitt county line, about 11.5 miles east of Edenton in Chowan County, about 7.1 miles east of Halifax in Halifax County and at the intersection of Arrington Bridge and Greenfield Cemetery roads in rural Wayne County.

Troopers said the figures are preliminary. Some fatal crashes remained under investigation on Tuesday.

Corey Friedman

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