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State police: 8 killed in accidents over Fourth of July holiday

Pennsylvania State Police reported a decrease in the number of crashes over the four-day Fourth of July holiday.

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Pennsylvania State Police reported a decrease in the number of crashes over the four-day Fourth of July holiday.

According to state police, troopers investigated 695 crashes between July 3 and 6. A reported247 people were injured and eight people were killed in crashes investigated by the police.

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Troopers also issued 9,646 speeding tickets and cited 870 motorists for failing to wear their seat belts.

Last year, state police reported 11 deaths and 241 injuries in 841 crashes.

Police said 72 were alcohol-related, including two of the deaths. Troopers also arrested 487 people for driving under the influence.

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