State police were in full force for the Easter holiday and released the statistics for the entire state and for the troop that covers Indiana County and other areas.
According to a news release, police say soldiers investigated 449 vehicle crashes between April 15and and 17and across the state. Although this is a reduction in the total number of accidents compared to 2019, it is an increase in the number of fatal accidents and people killed in these accidents. Four people were killed in four fatal crashes over the past weekend, compared to one fatal crash that killed two people. A total of 101 people were injured over the weekend, and 47 of the crashes investigated were alcohol-related, including one of the fatal crashes. State police also made 341 impaired driving arrests, issued 4,784 speeding tickets, 415 seat belt citations, 57 child safety seat citations and more than 8,200 traffic tickets. other reasons.
For Troop A, one fatal accident was reported by state police, and it was an ATV accident in the Shelocta area on Sunday. It was one of 18 accidents that soldiers investigated in our area. Seven people were injured in these accidents. Four of the crashes investigated were alcohol-related. State Police Troop A also arrested 21 people for impaired driving, issued 313 speeding tickets, 36 seat belt tickets, two child safety seat citations and 402 other tickets.