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State Police: One killed, nearly 90 injured in New Year's car crashes

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 3, 2013 2:36 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania State Police say car accidents killed one person and injured 86 others over the short New Year's holiday period.

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State police investigated 377 crashes on Monday and Tuesday. Of those, 55 were alcohol-related.

Troopers made 184 arrests for driving under the influence and issued 1,884 speeding citations.

State police also cited 233 people for not wearing seatbelts. They cited an additional 32 for failing to properly restrain children in safety seats.

During the four-day New Year's driving period last year, 10 people were killed and 172 were injured in 552 crashes investigated by troopers.

All figures cover only those accidents investigated by state police. They don't include statistics on crashes to which other law enforcement agencies responded.

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