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State Troopers investigated four deaths over holiday weekend


MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Labor Day weekend activities left at least four people dead in the state of Alabama. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says Alabama State Troopers investigated three traffic fatalities and one drowning over the weekend.

Between 12:01 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, and midnight Monday, Sept. 4, Troopers investigated fatal traffic crashes in Blount, Wilcox and Chilton counties. All individuals killed in traffic accidents were in vehicles equipped with safety belts. Troopers reported only one driver was buckled up.

Still, the weekend’s traffic fatality total is 40 percent below the 2016 Labor Day weekend total, when Troopers investigated five traffic deaths.

Troopers in Marine Patrol division said the drowning took place on Logan Martin Lake investigated one drowning on Logan Martin Lake. They also investigated one drowning during the same holiday weekend the year before.

Nothing further is available as Troopers continue to investigate. Statewide totals are not available at this time.

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