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Police: 7 Killed In Crashes In Va. Fourth Of July Weekend

2:04 PM, Jul 9, 2013   |    comments
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(WUSA9) -- Tuesday, Virginia State Police said in a press release that three of the seven fatal crashes that happened during the Fourth of July holiday weekend claimed the lives of motorcyclists.

According to state police, the three motorcycle crashes occurred in Fauquier County, Prince William County and the City of Hampton. Virginia State Police say the motorcyclist lost control of his bike and collided with another vehicle in two incidents. They say the third crash involved a vehicle pulling into the path of an oncoming motorcycle.

The other four fatal crashes happened in Amelia, Brunswick, Carroll and Warren counties. 

Ten people died during the 2012 Fourth of July holiday weekend, say state police.

Other interesting facts from this holiday weekend:

  • Police say there were 795 total traffic crashes statewide 
  • Troopers stopped and cited 10,454 speeding motorists 
  • 2,524 reckless drivers were cited 
  • 93 drunken drivers were taken off the highways
  • 1,044 adults were cited for failing to buckle up 
  • 334 adults for failing to safely secure their children in infant, child or booster seats

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