Police: 2 Die in Holiday Weekend Wrecks in W.Va.

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Two people die in separate traffic accidents in West Virginia over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

A total of 93 accidents occurred over the four-day weekend that began last Thursday. Seven accidents were alcohol-related.

Troopers arrested 44 motorists for driving under the influence and handed out 1,198 speeding citations.

Troopers also issued 245 seat belt citations and 13 child restraint citations.

State police spokesman First Sgt. Michael Baylous says in a news release that some motorists either aren't getting the message about highway safety or are apathetic.

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