MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVA) - Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) investigated five deaths on state highways during the Memorial Day holiday.
ALEA’s Memorial Day enforcement period began Friday and ended Monday.
Troopers investigated 375 total traffic crashes.
Troopers in ALEA’s Marine Patrol investigated 10 boat crashes and four drownings.
The deadly traffic crashes happened in Autauga, Hale, Lee and Mobile counties.
Two drownings happened at Orange Beach. One drowning happened at the Little River National Recreation Area. The fourth drowning happened at Lake Martin.
During 2019’s Memorial Day weekend, highway troopers investigated 343 crashes and six deaths. During the same weekend, marine troopers investigated eight boat crashes and two crash-related deaths. They reported no drownings.
ALEA conducts similar enforcement periods for other major holidays. These enforcement periods are used to prevent speeding, as well as stop impaired and distracted driving.