7 killed on Ala. roads over New Year's - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

7 killed on Ala. roads over New Year's

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Alabama State Troopers say the number of fatalities recorded during the 78-hour New Year's holiday travel period increased from the previous year.

Troopers worked seven wrecks with seven fatalities between 6:00pm Friday, December 30, 2011 and midnight, January 2, 2012. There were only six traffic fatalities reported during the same period one year prior.

Investigators say a motorcyclist, a child driving a go-cart and two pedestrians were among the traffic deaths.

Alcohol has been ruled out in 5 of the 7 crashes and Troopers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding each crash.

The deaths occurred in Lee, Jackson, Limestone, St. Clair and Perry counties.

Copyright 2011 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

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