State Troopers investigate six holiday traffic deaths

Published 10:08 am Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Alabama State Troopers investigated six fatal traffic crashes resulting in six deaths during the Labor Day holiday travel period.

The travel period began at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, and ran through midnight Monday, Sept. 1. The crashes during this 96-hour travel period occurred in Mobile, Elmore and Lauderdale counties.

Based on preliminary investigation, seat belts were available to three of the individuals killed, but only one was using a seat belt. The other two individuals killed were riding bicycles and an ATV.

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In 2013, the Labor Day holiday travel period was 78 hours, and troopers investigated five fatal crashes resulting in six deaths.

Nothing further is available on the weekend’s crashes as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.