8 die in Virginia wrecks over holiday weekend

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Associated Press

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 5:41 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 28 at 9:37 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State police say eight people died in Virginia traffic accidents over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The accidents occurred in the counties of Brunswick, Charles City, Cumberland, Giles, Hanover, Northumberland, Scott and Spotsylvania. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says seven of the victims weren't properly using safety restraints.

Nine people died in Virginia accidents during the holiday period last year and 11 died in 2012.

State police investigated a total of 463 traffic accidents in Virginia over the weekend and arrested 142 motorists on drunken-driving charges. In addition, troopers stopped more than 13,800 speeders and 3,100 reckless drivers.

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