On Wednesday the North Carolina Highway Patrol and North Carolina Department of Public Safety released data for the number of wrecks in 2012, and data for the New Year's holiday period.
Five people died in three wrecks between Dec. 31 and Jan. 2, that's an increase of one from the same time a year ago.
There were 846 collisions resulting in 899 deaths. Of those killed, 98 were pedestrians, 15 were bicyclists and 79 were motorcyclists. A total of 204 fatal collisions resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. Statewide, there were 846 fatal collisions on highways in 2012. In those wrecks, 899 people died, including 98 pedestrians, 15 bicyclists and 79 motorcyclists.
204 fatal collisions in 2012 involved the suspected use of alcohol.