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Video: Five Die in Holiday Traffic Accidents

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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 C 428 182 13 0 0 623 0 3 0 626
Troop D 217 147 23 0 0 387 0 16 2 405
Troop E 279 294 8 1 0 582 0 78 5 665
Troop F 227 192 18 4 2 443 0 10 7 460
Troop G 241 200 14 4 1 460 0 18 23 501
Troop H 383 223 6 2 0 614 0 15 7 636
Troop J 413 375 11 4 0 803 0 4 5 812
Troop K 490 359 9 0 0 858 0 0 0 858
Troop M 385 209 9 0 0 603 0 24 11 638
Totals 3063 2181 111 15 3 5373 0 168 60 5601









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
Troop K 16 1 0 0 0 3



Troop M 27 1 0 0 0 5