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Fayetteville has the deadliest section of road in North Carolina, according to a recent study.

Out of 229,011 miles of roads in North Carolina, it turns out the deadliest stretch of it is right here in Fayetteville.

According to our friends at MoneyGeek.com, the stretch of Cliffdale Road from Beverly Drive to Landsdowne Road is the deadliest spot in the state. There were 10 fatal accidents in that 4.9 mile stretch from 2018-2020.

“The top five counties with the most deadly crashes made up 23% of all recorded incidents in North Carolina in the three years studied,” MoneyGeek said in the post. “Mecklenburg had the highest count at 289, most of which occurred along I-485. MoneyGeek’s analysis found that these crashes typically involved speeding and drunk driving.”

While Mecklenburg County (Charlotte) was highest, Wake County came in second with 188 fatal crashes. Guilford County was third with 170, and Cumberland County came in fourth with 143.

Of the 143 fatal accidents during the study period, 32 of them were drunk driving related, 10 were distracted driving related, and 37 were speeding related.

Despite being only the 24th largest county in the state, Robeson County came in a startlingly high fifth on the fatal accidents study. There were 126 fatal accidents, with 38 being drunk driving related, six being distracted driving, and 30 being speed related. I-95 in Robeson County was the most dangerous spot in the county, with eight of the 126 accidents.

Also of note in the study, June was the worst month overall with 409 fatal accidents, far more than May, which had 383. The 409 accidents was 10.2 percent of the total number. The lowest total came in December, with just 211 fatal accidents.

Speeding was the highest cause of fatal accidents overall in the state, with 25.4 percent of them coming that way. Drunk driving was involved in 23.4 percent of the fatal accidents.

Below are the 10 deadliest stretches of roads in North Carolina, including the worst of which, right here in Fayetteville.

  • 1. Cliffdale Rd. from Beverly Dr. to Lansdowne Rd. - Fayetteville

    Deadliest Roads in North Carolina

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  • 2. I-77 from S. Mint St. to Exit 5 - Charlotte

    Deadliest Roads in North Carolina

    (Map courtesy OpenStreetMap)

  • 3. I-77 from Exit 25 to Exit 19A - Huntersville / Charlotte

    Deadliest Roads in North Carolina

    (Map courtesy OpenStreetMap)

  • 4. I-485 from Exit 26 to Exit 21 - Charlotte

    Deadliest Roads in North Carolina

    (Map courtesy OpenStreetMap)

  • 5. The Plaza from Ilford St. to E. 36th St. - Charlotte

    Deadliest Roads in North Carolina

    (Map courtesy OpenStreetMap)

  • 6. US-421 from Exit 196 to Exit 190 - Guilford County

    Deadliest Roads in North Carolina

    (Map courtesy OpenStreetMap)

  • 7. SR-55 from Pineview Cemetary Rd. to Indian Springs Rd. - Wayne County

    Deadliest Roads in North Carolina

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  • 8. I-485 from Exit 12 to Exit 9 - Charlotte

    Deadliest Roads in North Carolina

    (Map courtesy OpenStreetMap)

  • 9. I-85 from Exit 33 to Exit 36 - Charlotte

    Deadliest Roads in North Carolina

    (Map courtesy OpenStreetMap)

  • 10. Eastway Dr. from Hilliard Dr. to Central Ave. - Charlotte

    Deadliest Roads in North Carolina

    (Map courtesy OpenStreetMap)