NORTH CAROLINA -

The Highway Patrol reported ten fatalities on North Carolina highways during the Thanksgiving holiday.

The holiday travel period began at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and ended at midnight Sunday.

One of those crashes was reported in Beaufort.

Last year during the Thanksgiving holiday period, The Highway Patrol investigated 11 fatal collisions, 432 injury collisions and 1,457 property damage collisions.

Many of these collisions were attributed to excessive speed.