7 dead in holiday roadway deaths

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama State Troopers report seven deaths on Alabama roadways during the four days surrounding the new year holiday.

The fatalities occurred in Shelby, Chilton, Mobile, Blount Elmore and Russell counties from Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 to Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010.

Preliminary investigations indicate at least one of the deaths was alcohol related.

Five of the seven fatalities happened in cases where the occupant was not wearing a seat belt.

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