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Alabama troopers investigate 23 traffic deaths during holiday period

Alabama troopers investigated 23 deaths on state highways during the holiday period.

Posted: Jan 3, 2018 1:04 PM
Updated: Jan 3, 2018 1:06 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVA) – Alabama state troopers investigated 23 traffic deaths during a 17-day holiday travel period. )

The period began on December 16 and ended at midnight on New Year’s Day. )

The fatal crashes happened in the following counties: Autauga, Baldwin, Calhoun, Choctaw, Colbert, Coosa, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dallas, DeKalb, Escambia, Geneva, Limestone, Mobile, Russell, St. Clair, Shelby and Washington. )

Troopers say those killed included 16 drivers, four passengers, two pedestrians and one bicyclist. )

Of those who died in these crashes, troopers say 20 were traveling in vehicles equipped with seat belts, but 11 of them were not using them. )

As for 2017, troopers investigated 598 traffic deaths, which were 73 fewer than 2016’s total. )

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