The Alabama State Troopers report that the 2012 Labor Day weekend resulted in half of the fatalities reported in 2011, form 12 to 6 across the state.
Sergeant Steve Jarrett said in a press release today that during the Labor Day holiday travel period, which was from 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, to midnight Monday, Sept. 3, Alabama State Troopers investigated six fatal traffic crashes resulting in six deaths
Based on preliminary investigation, at least three of these fatal crashes involved alcohol. Seat belts were available to three of the individuals killed, but none was using a seat belt. The other fatal crashes involved a pedestrian, a motorcycle and an ATV. During the 2011 Labor Day holiday traveling period, also 78 hours long, 12 individuals were killed in traffic crashes.