Alabama highway deaths 2012 http://apr.org en 514 People Died in Alabama Highway Wrecks in 2012 http://apr.org/post/514-people-died-alabama-highway-wrecks-2012 <DIV> <P>Preliminary figures show that 514 people died in state highway accidents investigated by state troopers in 2012.</P> <P>The numbers were released recently by the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Department of Public Safety.</P> <P>State officials said that in 59 percent, or 251 of the statewide fatalities investigated by state troopers, the victims were not wearing seat belts.</P> <P>The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/Y4u48O) that state troopers investigate traffic wrecks that occur on Alabama's rural, state, U.S. and interstate highways. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:25:43 +0000 The Associated Press 24723 at http://apr.org 514 People Died in Alabama Highway Wrecks in 2012