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11 killed in Pennsylvania Labor Day crashes

Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 at 6:49 pm    

At least 11 persons were killed and more than 200 others were injured over the Labor Day weekend, the Pennsylvania State Police stated in a report on Wednesday, September 4.

According to the report, the accidents happened from August 30 to September 2 during the long holiday weekend. In the 661 accidents, which exclude local police investigations, 77, of which two were fatal, were linked to drunk driving. Within the four-day period 9,149 speeding citations were given by state troopers and 351 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence. Troopers also cited 819 persons for not wearing seat belts, while 111 drivers were cited due to improper securing of children in safety seats.

The number of accidents that were covered by state police does not include other incidents that were responded to by other agencies in the state.