13 Traffic Fatalities Reported In Pennsylvania Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 29, 2013

Thirteen people died and 245 others were injured in traffic crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police over the four-day Memorial Day weekend holiday travel period.

The fatality number remained unchanged from Memorial Day of 2012, but the number of injuries was down by 66.

Troopers responded to 760 traffic accidents between Friday and Monday, down from 817 last year.

Eighty-five of the crashes, including five of the fatalities, involved alcohol.  438 DUI arrests were made.

1,280 people were cited for not wearing seat belts, and 147 citations were handed out for failing to secure children in car seats.  9,720 speeding tickets were written.

The State Police say their numbers do not include statistics from municipal police departments.

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