23 motorists killed in Alabama crashes during holiday travel period; down from 2016

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(AL.com) — Alabama State Troopers worked nearly two dozen fatal traffic crashes over the holidays.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency officials on Wednesday said they investigated 23 traffic deaths during the Christmas and New Year's holiday travel period which began at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 and ended at midnight on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

The number of deaths is significantly lower than the total for the same time period in 2016, said Corporal Steve Smith, which saw 31 fatalities.

Troopers did see five zero-fatality days during the holiday travel period - including Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

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