The Pennsylvania State Police say nine people were killed and 236 were injured in the 936 automobile crashes to which they responded over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period between Wednesday and Sunday.
Those numbers compare to 13 deaths and 349 injuries in 1,124 crashes last Thanksgiving.
A spokesman says 74 of this year’s crashes and one fatality were alcohol-related. Troopers arrested 433 drivers for D-U-I, issued 7,446 speeding citations, cited 1,202 individuals for not wearing seat belts and handed out 104 citations against motorists who failed to secure children in safety seats.
The PSP adds these numbers are based solely on crashes they investigated, and do not include numbers from accidents to which local police responded.