Holiday Crash Totals Released By State Police

Nearly two dozen people lost their lives in traffic accidents over Christmas and New Year’s. According to the Virginia State Police no fatal wrecks occurred in the Lynchburg area; however at least 20 people were killed in 19 separate crashes elsewhere across the state during the holidays. Alcohol contributed to at least three crashes, according to a news release. Six of the deceased were not wearing seat belts. The statistical period for the wrecks was from Dec. 21 to 25 and Dec. 28 to Jan. 1.

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