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11 traffic deaths in Alabama during Thanksgiving travel period

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Troopers report that 11 people have died in traffic related incidents over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

Alabama State Troopers say they have investigated eight fatal traffic crashes that resulted in the 11 deaths between Wednesday, Nov. 27 and ending midnight Sunday Dec. 1st.

The eight fatal crashes occurred in Russell, Madison, Crenshaw, Walker, Autauga, Barbour, Pickens and Talladega counties.

Investigators say at least three of the incidents alcohol was a factor and seven of the 11 were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crashes.

In 2012, troopers reported 5 traffic deaths during the same holiday travel period.

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