Highway patrol reports nine fatal crashes over Labor Day period
Sep 07 2016 by Francis Osborne
Previous year in North Carolina, troopers investigated 10 fatal collisions and 365 collisions with injuries over the Labor Day weekend.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was out in full force this Labor Day weekend to prevent the greater volume of traffic crashes that often accompanies holiday traffic. The same day, troopers investigated a fatal crash just north of Casar in Cleveland County.
The counting period ran from 6 p.m. Friday through 11:50 Monday.
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From Friday to Monday, 11 people died in the same number of crashes; that's two fewer crashes and three fewer deaths as compared to previous year, according to the release.
Dispatchers with the Wyoming Highway Patrol Dispatch Center also stayed very busy as they dispatched 2,955 events and fielded thousands of phone calls over the 2016 extended holiday weekend.
Troopers statewide made 91 arrests for driving while intoxicated and 119 drug arrests, according to a media release. There were three drownings reported a year ago. Two fatalities occurred in both the Troop B, Macon, and Troop C, Weldon Spring, areas.