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5 People Killed On Tennessee Roads Over Memorial Day Weekend

5 People Killed On Tennessee Roads Over Memorial Day Weekend

CREATED May 29, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State highway officials said preliminary figures show five people were killed in vehicular crashes across Tennessee during the Memorial Day weekend and holiday. Tennessee Department of Safety officials said the figure is down from 10 fatalities last year during the same 78-hour period.

Officials said one of the five fatalities involved a rider on an all-terrain vehicle, and another deadly crash was alcohol-related.

Figures showed the Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested 153 people on suspicion of drunk driving, and troopers cited more than 1,500 people for not wearing seatbelts.

THP officials said troopers issued 1,500 speeding tickets and cited drivers 41 times for failing to move over or slow down for emergency vehicles parked on the side of the road.

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