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Labor Day Weekend Crashes Were Down, But 11 Fatalities Were Reported

September 5, 2013

The number of automobile crashes to which the Pennsylvania State Police responded over the Labor Day holiday weekend dropped by 85 this year, but an agency spokesman says the number of fatalities in those incidents climbed from six to eleven.

The higher fatality number was due, in part, to the fact that six people, including two children, were killed in a two-vehicle crash late Saturday afternoon on Route 219 in McKean County.  Another 262 people were injured in State Police-investigated crashes.

Troopers responded to 661 crashes between midnight Thursday and midnight Monday.

The numbers included only the incidents to which State Police responded, and not to crashes covered by police from local municipal departments.

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