Montgomery - During the official Memorial Day holiday travel period -- between 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, and midnight Monday, May 27 -- Alabama State Troopers investigated two fatal crashes with two traffic fatalities. This is a reduction compared with the three traffic fatalities that troopers investigated during the same 78-hour holiday travel period in 2012.
Both fatal crashes this past weekend involved motorcycles, with a passenger being killed in Blount County and a motorcyclist being killed in Cleburne County. In each crash, helmets were in use.
Despite heavier than usual traffic during the extended holiday weekend, troopers were not called to investigate any fatal crashes during the holiday travel period Friday, Sunday or Monday. Statewide statistics for Memorial Day weekend travel period are not available at this time as totals from other law enforcement agencies still are being reported.