Seven die in crashes over New Year’s
During the New Year’s holiday travel period from 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, through midnight Monday, Jan. 2, Alabama State Troopers investigated seven fatal crashes resulting in seven traffic deaths.
A motorcyclist, a child driving a go-cart and two pedestrians were among these traffic deaths, which occurred in Lee, Jackson, Limestone, St. Clair and Perry counties. Although seat belts were available for three of the individuals killed, only one of the three was wearing a seat belt. In five of the seven deaths, troopers say alcohol was not a contributing factor. It is unknown whether alcohol was a factor in the others as troopers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deadly crashes.
During this same 78-hour New Year’s holiday travel period last year, troopers investigated six traffic fatalities.