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.

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According to state police, alcohol was a factor in 63 of those crashes but it was not part of any of the fatal crashes.

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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.

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State police did not collect data in 2020 due to COVID-19 mitigation efforts that were in place.