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ALEA releases Memorial Day travel numbers

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(WTVM) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has released the number of deaths from over the Memorial Day weekend.

From 6 a.m. Friday to midnight Monday, Alabama State Troopers investigated four traffic fatalities, less than half of the 11 traffic fatalities Troopers investigated in 2016 for the same extended holiday. Three of the four people who were killed were not wearing a seat belt.

The fatal accidents happened in Baldwin, Conecuh, Jefferson, and Tuscaloosa counties.

Troopers also investigated two boating fatalities in Cleburne County, compared with zero boating fatalities for the previous year's holiday period.

Even though the holiday travel period has ended, troopers will continue to participate in Click It Or Ticket, a national safety campaign promoting seat-belt usage, through Sunday, June 4. 

Everyone is reminded to use seat belts no matter how short the trip, as well as to use lifejackets while on the water.

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