Thirteen Dead in Labor Day Weekend Crashes Investigated by State Police

State PoliceHARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania State Police investigated 686 crashes during the four-day Labor Day holiday weekend driving period.

Thirteen people were killed and 211 others were injured in those 686 crashes. This total does not include crashes investigated by local police.

The official holiday driving period was Aug. 29 through Sept. 1. During that time, troopers cited 813 individuals for not wearing seat belts and issued citations to 204 motorists for not securing children in safety seats.

Troopers also issued 10,050 speeding citations and arrested 545 operators for driving under the influence. Of the 686 crashes investigated by State Police, 70 of those crashes, including two of the fatal crashes, were alcohol related.

During last year’s four-day Labor Day holiday driving period, 11 people died and 262 others were injured in 661 crashes to which state troopers responded.

The statistics cover only those crashes investigated by state police and do not include statistics on incidents to which other law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania responded.

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