AL State Troopers worked 14 deaths over Thanksgiving travel weekend

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Published: Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:34 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:57 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama State Troopers investigated 14 traffic deaths over 2016's five-day Thanksgiving travel period, up by four deaths from the same period last year.

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the fatal crashes happened in Baldwin, Calhoun, Choctaw, Coosa, Cullman, Limestone, Macon, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Shelby and Tuscaloosa counties.

"There is never a good time to report traffic fatalities, particularly when we see an increase," said ALEA Secretary Stan Stabler. "During Thanksgiving this year, our Troopers investigated four more traffic deaths than during the same extended holiday weekend in 2015."

According to Stabler, of the 419 traffic crashes investigated by the Troopers, over 200 involved injuries.

The Troopers were able to work more shifts over the holiday travel period because of grant funding they received from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

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