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Pa. police report 5 fatalities during holiday weekend

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Pennsylvania State Police investigated 709 crashes that resulted in five deaths and 277 injuries during the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Troopers also cited 1,570 people for not wearing seat belts and issued citations to 250 drivers for not securing children in safety seats, police said in a news release Wednesday.

State police also issued 12,976 speeding citations and arrested 485 operators for driving under the influence.

Of the 709 crashes investigated by state police, 57 - including two of the fatal crashes- were alcohol related.

During last year’s Memorial Day holiday, 11 people died and 242 others were injured in 754 crashes to which state troopers responded.

The statistics cover only those crashes investigated by state police and do not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded.

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