holiday fatalities

Holiday Traffic Fatals
4:12 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

10 Die In Holiday Weekend Wrecks In Alabama

Alabama state troopers investigated 10 traffic fatalities during the long Fourth of July weekend.
Credit Press-Register/Mike Kittrell

Alabama state troopers investigated 10 traffic fatalities during the long Fourth of July weekend.

The troopers report that three of the fatalities were in Lowndes County. There was one fatality each in St. Clair, Coffee, Mobile, Perry, Walker, Monroe and Tuscaloosa counties. One of the fatalities was a pedestrian and four people were killed on motorcycles.

The long weekend began at 6 p.m. Thursday and ended at midnight Sunday. The troopers report they investigated 237 wrecks during that period, and the wrecks involved 123 injuries.

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Holiday Fatalities
3:58 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Alabama Troopers Report 11 Holiday Highway Deaths

Alabama State Troopers report they investigated eight crashes with 11 fatalities over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Credit Press-Register/Mike Kittrell

Traffic fatalities on Alabama highways increased significantly during the long Thanksgiving holiday period.

Alabama State Troopers report they investigated eight crashes with 11 fatalities. That compared with five deaths during the same holiday period last year.

The fatal crashes occurred in Russell, Madison, Crenshaw, Walker, Autauga, Barbour, Pickens and Talladega counties. Troopers said preliminary investigations indicate alcohol was a factor in at least three deadly crashes, and seven of the 11 victims were not using seat belts.

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