HARRISBURG - Eight people were killed and 247 others were injured in the 561 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the
three-day Easter holiday driving period.
Four of those killed were not wearing seat belts and 58 of the 561 crashes, including three of the fatal crashes, were alcohol-related.
The Easter driving period covered Friday, April 2, through Sunday, April 4.
During those three days, state police issued 4,099 speeding citations, charged 340 people with driving under the influence, cited 448 people for not wearing seat belts, and ticketed 36 motorists for not securing children in safety seats.
During the 2009 Easter holiday driving period, which covered April 10-12, 13 people were killed and 167 others were injured in 477 crashes investigated by troopers.
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