Memorial Day Crashes in PA
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police investigated crashes that killed 13 people and injured 245 over the long Memorial Day weekend.
The number of fatalities matched last year's total, while injuries declined from 311 in 2012, the agency reported Tuesday.
Troopers responded to 760 crashes on Pennsylvania roadways between Friday and Monday. Last year, state police investigated 817 accidents over the four-day holiday weekend, a time of heavy travel.
Other Memorial weekend traffic statistics reported by state police:
— Eighty-five crashes, and five of the fatal crashes, involved alcohol.
— Troopers made 438 drunken-driving arrests and issued 9,720 speeding tickets.
— Troopers cited 1,280 people for failure to wear seat belts, and 147 motorists were cited for failing to secure children in car seats.
The statistics do not include totals from local police.