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17 killed on Alabama highways during holidays

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 1/06 4:13 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVA) -- The Alabama Department of Public Safety says 17 people died on the state's roadways during the recent Chrismas and New Year's holiday driving period.

The fatalities included one bicyclist.

An ADPS spokesperson says only four of those killed were wearing seatbelts.

Investigators say alcohol played a factor in five of the 17 deaths.

The holiday travel period began at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, December 20 and ended at midnight on January 2.

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