One Killed and 86 Injured in New Year's Holiday Crashes Investigated by Pennsylvania State Police

Jan 03, 2013, 10:59 ET from Pennsylvania State Police

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One person was killed and 86 were injured in the 377 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the New Year's holiday driving period.

From Dec. 31, 2012, through Jan. 1, 2013, state police investigated a total of 377 crashes. Of those, 55 were alcohol-related.

Troopers made 184 arrests for driving under the influence and issued 1,884 speeding citations during the holiday period. State police also cited 233 individuals for failure to wear seatbelts and cited an additional 32 for failure to properly restrain children in child safety seats.

During last year's four-day New Year's driving period, 10 people were killed and 172 were injured in 552 crashes investigated by the state police. The holiday period began on Dec. 30, 2011 and ended on Jan. 2, 2012.

These crash numbers cover only those incidents investigated by the state police and do not include statistics on crashes that were investigated by other law enforcement agencies.

Media contacts: Trooper Adam Reed or Maria A. Finn, 717-783-5556


SOURCE Pennsylvania State Police