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Traffic fatalities reported in AL and GA during Fourth of July weekend

(Source: AP Graphics) (Source: AP Graphics)

(WTVM)  - Alabama State Troopers and Georgia State Patrol are investigating multiple traffic deaths during the extended Fourth of July weekend. 

Alabama troopers are investigating eight traffic deaths, which was up from five fatalities during the 2015 holiday.

Georgia State Patrol reported nine deaths between 6 p.m. Friday until midnight on July 4. That number is down from the 10 roadway deaths during the same travel period last year. 

During the 96-hour holiday traveling period, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) partnered with local law enforcement agencies to bolster traffic enforcement in an effort to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities.

In addition, ALEA participated in this season’s safety campaigns Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Operation Dry Water.

The fatal traffic crashes occurred in Butler, Calhoun, Cherokee, Hale, Jackson, Perry, Pickens and St. Clair counties.

Two vehicle drivers, two vehicle passengers, three motorcyclists and one motorcycle passenger were killed. Of the four killed in vehicles equipped with seat belts, only one was using a seat belt. All four individuals on motorcycles were wearing helmets.

During the previous year, the Fourth of July holiday travel period troopers investigated five fatalities on roadways and two boating fatalities.

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