LSP: Fewer people killed on La. highways during holiday

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Posted: Nov 29, 2010 2:52 PM by Russell Jones
Source: Louisiana State Police

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BATON ROUGE – People choosing not to use seat belts or driving while impaired were common factors in six fatal crashes across the state during the holiday weekend, according to State Police.

That number is down from last Thanksgiving, when State Police worked eight fatal crashes the resulted in 16 deaths.

Troopers said six people were killed in wrecks on Louisiana highways between Nov. 25 and 28. Four victims were unrestrained, and impairment is suspected to be a factor in one crash in Mandeville.

State Police are also performing chemical tests as required by state law to see if impairment was a factor in the other wrecks.

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