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.

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