8 People Killed in Alabama Crashes on Labor Day Weekend
Traffic fatalities over Labor Day were down from 2022 however – it was a deadly holiday weekend for Alabama teens.
State Troopers investigated eight traffic deaths between 12:01 Friday morning through midnight on Monday; this is a decrease from 10 the previous year. Those eight fatalities were the ones investigated by troopers and they do NOT include traffic deaths investigated by other law enforcement agencies throughout the state.
ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor stated: “While the Agency noticed a drop in traffic fatalities over the Labor Day weekend, our goal is always zero lives lost and the tremendous loss of a loved one is always devastating, when the loss is a child, it impacts families in a way that changes them forever.” He added “I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to all the families who lost loved ones over this most recent holiday weekend.”
The eight fatalities investigated by State Troopers all happened within the counties of Montgomery, Marion, Marshall, Cullman, Washington, Randolph, Tuscaloosa and Lawrence.
Of the eight fatalities, four victims were not using seat belts and the fifth involved an ATV where the victim not using restraints.
The sixth fatality involved a motorcycle where an operator was using a helmet and in the seventh incident, the victim was using a seat belt. Authorities are unable to determine with the victim in the eight incident was using a seat belt at the time of crash.