traffic fatalities

Weekend Traffic Fatalities
4:05 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

State Troopers Investigate 3 Fatal Weekend Crashes

Alabama State Troopers say none of the three people who died in Memorial Day weekend crashes were wearing seatbelts.
Credit Press-Register/Mike Kittrell

Alabama State Troopers say none of the three people who died in Memorial Day weekend crashes were wearing seatbelts.

Sgt. Steve Jarrett said in a statement Tuesday that state troopers investigated three fatal wrecks between Friday evening and early Monday morning. Jarrett says traffic fatalities were reported in Jackson, Shelby and Wilcox counties.

Jarrett says during last year's Memorial Day weekend travel period, troopers investigated two traffic fatalities involving motorcyclists.

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Labor Day Crashes
4:43 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

6 Killed On Ala. Highways During Labor Day Weekend

Alabama Department of Public Safety officials say six people were killed in car crashes during Labor Day weekend.
Credit dailyhome.com

Alabama Department of Public Safety officials say six people were killed in car crashes during Labor Day weekend.

Department spokeswoman Robyn Litchfield says state troopers investigated five accidents that left six people dead between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight on Monday.

Litchfield says the accidents happened in Blount, Chambers, DeKalb, Limestone and Marengo counties.

Officials say alcohol factored into at least one of the five crashes.

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