13 die in crashes over holiday weekend
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Thirteen people died in crashes investigated by state police over the Thanksgiving holiday, officials announced today.
Two of those people, a mother and daughter from Maryland, were driving on Interstate 70 in Washington County when a tractor-trailer crossed the median and crushed their car, prompting a state police investigation.
Commissioner Frank Noonan said in a news release that state police investigated 1,124 crashes between Wednesday and Sunday, 86 of which involved alcohol. He said 349 people were injured in the crashes and two of the fatal crashes involved alcohol.
Last year, 10 people died and 326 were injured in 1,007 crashes investigated by state police during the same period.
Those statistics only account for crashes to which state police responded and do not account for crashes investigated by other agencies.
First Published November 26, 2012 5:10 pm