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Fewer fatalities on AL, GA roads during Labor Day holiday

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(WTVM) -

Fewer people died on Alabama highways this Labor Day holiday weekend than last year during the same time period.

However, five people still lost their lives on the state's roads this year.  

Alabama State Troopers investigated the five fatal accidents in Autauga, Calhoun, Houston, Madison and Talladega counties.

 Of those fatalities, four were drivers and one was a pedestrian. Officials say only one of the drivers who died was wearing a seat belt.  

Last year, 10 people died on Alabama roads.

Meantime, the Georgia Department of Public Safety says 11 people died in traffic fatalities over the course of this Labor Day weekend. The holiday travel period began at 12:01 Friday, Sept. 2 and ended at midnight Monday, Sept. 5.

Numbers were also down in Georgia this year over last. Fourteen people were killed on Georgia roads in 2015. 

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