State Troopers: 5 killed in roadway accidents

Published 11:38 am Monday, December 29, 2008

MONTGOMERY — Alabama state troopers say at least five people died in traffic accidents over the 102-hour Christmas travel period that ended at midnight Sunday.

Dorris Teague, a spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety, said traffic fatalities occurred in Mobile, Cullman, Escambia, Butler and St. Clair counties.

Teague said alcohol was a factor in at least one death. She said none of the 5 people killed wore seatbelts and 4 were ejected from a vehicle.

In 2007, 15 people died in traffic accidents on Alabama roadways during the 102-hour Christmas period.