The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 648 vehicle crashes resulting in six fatalities and 180 injuries during the four-day Labor Day travel period Sept. 2-5.
Alcohol was a factor in four of the fatal crashes.
Troopers made 515 DUI arrests and issued nearly 23,000 traffic citations statewide over the extended holiday weekend.
During the 2021 Labor Day driving period, which spanned four days, troopers made 587 DUI arrests. During that same period, six people were killed and 209 were injured in the 674 crashes investigated by Pennsylvania State Police.
A news release from Pennsylvania State Police dated Sept. 6 offers the following statistics:
From Sept. 2-5, Pennsylvania State Police investigated 648 crashes including six fatal crashes in which six people died and 180 were hurt. Of the crashes investigated by state police, 45 were described by police as alcohol-related and there were four alcohol-related fatal crashes.
In a four-day Labor Day Weekend enforcement in 2021, state police investigated 674 crashes including six fatal crashes in which six people died and 209 people were injured. Of the crashes investigated, 57 were described by police as alcohol-related and one of the alcohol-related crashes was fatal.
The data exclusively covers incidents investigated by Pennsylvania State Police.