Memorial Day turns deadly in Alabama

May 28, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama State Troopers investigated two deadly crashes in the state during the Memorial Day holiday period. The holiday period is considered the 78 hours between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Monday. The figure only reflects trooper-investigated traffic fatalities. A final statewide tally will be computed as other law enforcement agencies report their weekend statistics. Authorities say both of this weekend's trooper-investigated fatal crashes occurred on Saturday. Authorities said both involved motorcycles, and helmets were used by the people involved. In Blount County, 36-year-old Brandy Vance of Hanceville died after the motorcycle she was riding on crashed along County Road 7 north of Hayden. The second death occurred in Cleburne County.