Five people died in holiday traffic accidents on state roads, including two in Northeast Mississippi, during the long Christmas travel period.
Fatal accidents in the area occurred Sunday in Lowndes County and Christmas Day in Lee County. The other fatal crashes occurred in the Jackson, Meridian and Hattiesburg state trooper districts.
The Christmas Holiday period which began Friday at 6 p.m. ended at midnight Christmas night, according to Trooper Ray Hall.
Overall State Troopers investigated 211 collisions across the state, issued 5,601 traffic citations an arrested 111 drunk/impaired drivers. Of the fatal accidents, only one involved alcohol. In two cases, victims were wearing seat belts.
Overall, 46 people were injured in the 211 accidents worked by state troopers. The totals do not include accidents worked by city police and sheriff’s departments across the state.
|HOLIDAY GRAND TOTAL|
|Friday 12-21-2012 @ 1800 hours to Tuesday 12-25-12 @ 2400 hours|
|Troop||Hazard||Non-Hazard||DUI||Drug Arrests||Felony Arrests||Total||Public Drunk||Seat Belt||Child Restraint||Grand Total|
|Troop||Total # Collisions||Alcohol Related Collisions||Total Fatal Collisions||Fatalities||Fatalities Wearing Seat Belts||Total # Injuries|
|Troop C||13||0||0||1||0||1||Total Collisions Investigated:||211|
|Troop D||20||0||0||0||0||0||Alcohol Related Collisions:||4|
|Troop E||32||0||0||0||0||9||Total Injuries:||46|
|Troop F||24||0||0||1||0||4||Total Num. of Fatal Collisions:||1|
|Troop G||24||0||0||1||1||10||Fatalities Wearing Seat Belts||2|
|Troop H||34||1||1||1||0||11||Total Number of Fatalities:||5|
|Troop J||21||1||0||1||1||3||Fatalities by District:||C,F,G,J,H|