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4 traffic fatalities in Virginia over holiday

Over the 2021 Thanksgiving statistical counting period, there were four fatal vehicle accidents in Virginia. This is the lowest number of traffic fatalities during Thanksgiving in more than a decade.

The statistical counting period began at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 and concluded at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 28. The fatal crashes occurred in Albemarle, Chesterfield, Fairfax and Spotsylvania counties. Of those crashes, one involved a pedestrian and another was not wearing a seatbelt. This is a decrease from 2020 when there were 12 traffic fatalities during the five-day counting period.

State troopers also cited 5,127 speeders and 1,565 reckless drivers. They also arrested 65 drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and cited 477 drivers for failing to buckle up themselves and/or juvenile passengers.

State police responded to 1,273 traffic crashes across the commonwealth, with 139 of those resulting in injuries. They also assisted 1,151 disabled or str...

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