PA State Police: Two Killed, 160 Injured in Easter Driving Period Crashes

Troopers Investigate 455 Crashes on Pennsylvania Highways

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two people were killed and 160 others were injured in the 455 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the three-day Easter holiday driving period.

The Easter driving period covered Friday, March 29, through Sunday, March 31. During those three days, state police issued 5,563 speeding citations, charged 321 people with driving under the influence, cited 550 individuals for not wearing seat belts, and ticketed 63 motorists for not securing children in safety seats.

During the 2012 Easter driving period, which covered April 6-8, three persons were killed and 196 others were injured in 470 crashes investigated by troopers.

The statistics cover only those crashes investigated by the state police and do not include incidents to which other law-enforcement agencies responded.

For more information, visit www.psp.state.pa.us or call 717-783-5556.

Media contact: Maria A. Finn, 717-783-5556

Editor's note:  Troop breakdown of statistics on following page.

Crash Data

Troop

Crashes

Fatal

Killed

Killed Belted

Injured

Alcohol Crashes

Alcohol Fatal

A

33

0

0

0

6

5

0

B

34

0

0

0

10

6

0

C

23

0

0

0

13

3

0

D

12

0

0

0

5

1

0

E

29

0

0

0

7

4

0

F

23

1

1

0

11

4

0

G

18

0

0

0

7

4

0

H

48

0

0

0

15

6

0

J

23

1

1

0

8

2

1

K

65

0

0

0

10

5

0

L

25

0

0

0

9

4

0

M

22

0

0

0

8

5

0

N

17

0

0

0

9

2

0

P

25

0

0

0

17

4

0

R

25

1

1

0

9

2

0

T

33

0

0

0

16

1

0

TOTAL

455

2

2

0

160

58

1

Enforcement Activities

TROOP

DUI

SPEED

CHILD SEAT

SEATBELT

SEATBELT WARNINGS

OTHER CITATIONS

A

24

402

0

33

129

611

B

25

165

8

59

66

569

C

6

215

2

24

59

275

D

14

308

2

39

15

497

E

15

189

3

15

30

255

F

21

463

4

38

37

488

G

14

850

5

61

41

566

H

46

531

8

63

70

514

J

25

161

0

22

24

419

K

20

205

4

35

46

408

L

15

217

2

31

18

497

M

40

538

5

29

18

479

N

32

461

3

44

22

789

P

9

216

13

42

17

624

R

15

177

2

14

56

551

T

0

465

2

1

7

589

TOTAL

321

5563

63

550

655

8131

SOURCE Pennsylvania State Police Department



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