Labor Day weekend fatalities increases to six

Published 09/04 2014 10:39AM

Updated 09/04 2014 10:41AM

During the Labor Day 2014 holiday travel period, which began at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, and ran through midnight Monday, Sept. 1, Alabama State Troopers investigated six fatal traffic crashes resulting in six deaths.

The crashes during this 96-hour travel period occurred in Mobile, Elmore and Lauderdale counties. Based on preliminary investigation, seat belts were available to three of the individuals killed, but only one was using a seat belt.

The other three individuals killed were riding bicycles and an ATV.

In 2013, the Labor Day holiday travel period was 78 hours, and troopers investigated five fatal crashes resulting in six deaths. Nothing further is available on the weekend’s crashes as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

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