Traffic Fatalities Up From Last Year During Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

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MSP Michigan State Police file photo generic dayLANSING,Mich. — The Michigan State Police  announced the results of preliminary reports that indicate 11 people lost their lives in 10 separate traffic crashes during the 2013 Fourth of July holiday weekend.  In comparison, 4 people died in traffic crashes during the 2012 Fourth of July holiday weekend.

“These numbers are preliminary and only reflect those fatalities reported to the MSP as of 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2013,” stated Capt. Kari Kusmierz, commander of the MSP Training Division.  “The preliminary numbers show an increase in fatalities from this same holiday period last year.  The MSP continues to urge motorists not to drink and drive, to always use proper restraints and to drive safely.”

 The 2013 Fourth of July holiday weekend ran from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, through 11:59 p.m., on

Sunday, July 7, 2013.

 

 

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