3 hearse collision causes traffic delays

3 hearse collision causes traffic delays

3 hearse collision causes traffic delays

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by BERNADETTE JAY / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 3:25 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A three hearse collision caused delays on I-77 north near the Remount Road exit on Saturday.

According to Highway Patrol officer Trooper B. Jolly, the three hearses were with a group call “Carolina Coffin Cruisers”. They were headed to Greensboro for a car show and had coffins inside the vehicles as Halloween decorations.

Jolly says two of the three hearses slammed into one another causing a chain reaction.  A passenger vehicle also collided with the third hearse. 

Traffic was slow moving as bewildered drivers passed the collision.  A Department of Transportation camera showed at least one hearse with a huge dent in the rear.

“It was certainly the first time I’ve ever seen three hearses involved in a car accident,” said Trooper Jolly in a phone interview with NBC Charlotte.

No one was seriously injured, and no citations were issued.
 

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