State Police: Eight killed in Memorial Day holiday crashes

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — State police are reporting Tuesday that eight people were killed in fatal crashes across the commonwealth during the four-day Memorial Day holiday from May 28 through May 31.

A reported 844 traffic crashes occurred resulting in eight fatalities and 183 injuries. 63 of those crashes involved alcohol, which was not a factor in the fatal crashes.

Troopers made 596 arrests for driving under the influence and issued 9,624 speeding citations. 1,025 individuals were reportedly cited for not wearing seat belts and 144 motorists were cited for not securing children in safety seats.


 Total CrashesFatal CrashesPeople KilledPeople InjuredAlcohol-Related CrashesAlcohol-Related Fatal Crashes


 DUI ArrestsSpeeding CitationsChild Seat CitationsSeat Belt CitationsOther Citations

Crash and enforcement data by troop is available here and additional information can be found on the Pennsylvania State Police website at

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