Troopers investigate murder amidst holiday traffic blitz

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - In the midst of a massive enforcement effort by state troopers comes the news of a murder.

Investigators say Fabian Texcahua, 21, of Brundidge, lost control of his truck along Pike County Road 5520 Sunday morning.

The impact killed his 20 year old brother and ejected him out the passenger window, according to authorities.

"The driver was speeding and alcohol was a factor.  His vehicle left the roadway and overturned," explained Corporal Steve Jarrett, a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.

The young man's death mars an all-out holiday offensive on reckless driving.  Troopers were out in full force to keep the roads safe.

Drivers notice the effort.

"You don't want to get a ticket, and you can't afford to get a ticket.  Ain't got the money to get one now," said one driver.

"When you drive down the interstate, you see people pulled over like every mile," explained another motorist from Atlanta.

It was, after all, one of the busiest travel times of the year, and heavy congestion can make the trip home a little hectic.

"[I've seen] a lot of road rage definitely. With all the people coming in and out, it's been crazy," said one driver.

With that in mind, troopers ask the public to play it safe.

"We would just urge all other motorists to be patient and courteous to other motorists and be cautious," Jarrett explained.

Troopers hope to have holiday weekend traffic statistics available on Monday.

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