The State Highway Patrol has released its fatality figures from the Labor Day weekend. And, those figures put the death toll at six. The Highway Patrol’s Captain Chris Ricks says many of the deaths that occured this past weekend could have been prevented had people been wearing their seatbelts. There were nine fatalities on the state’s roads during last year’s Labor Day holiday weekend. Injuries for the weekend totaled 140, compared to 139 a year ago. On the lakes and rivers, the State Water Patrol reports three people died and twelve people were injured in 37 weekend accidents. There were 19 accidents a year ago.
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