The most recent fatality of a cyclist in the Raleigh area was a driver who pulled out in front of her from a side street as she was descending a hill on the main road. From today's paper:
I used to ride on this hill regularly when I worked in west Raleigh. One can easily reach 35 mph coasting. I always turned right onto the side street, Farm Gate, near the bottom of the hill, but this cyclist was going straight. The lane is wide on the downhill lane/direction, and I don't know where she was in the lane, but I certainly wouldn't want to be in the far-right location of a typical striped bike lane if I were going straight.
The most common fatalities in the Raleigh area, which is mostly urban/suburban, involve intersections or darkness. We haven't had any fatalities in Cary on record as far as I can find, but our most common reported injury crashes are intersection related.