By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 844 traffic crashes over Memorial Day Weekend, resulting in eight deaths and 183 injuries.READ MORE: Police Surround Home In Moon Township
According to state police, alcohol was a factor in 63 of those crashes but it was not part of any of the fatal crashes.READ MORE: Woman Charged In Connection With Shooting Death Of 18-Year-Old North Hills Graduate Ahmir Tuli
They also said that over the holiday weekend, they issued 9,624 speeding citations.
While a high number, it was a drop of 4,602 from 2019 when state police issued 14,226 speeding citations.MORE NEWS: 19-Year-Old Worker Dies On Neville Island After Falling 50-60 Feet Off Roof
State police did not collect data in 2020 due to COVID-19 mitigation efforts that were in place.