Vermont State Police: Four dead in three crashes over Memorial Day weekend

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BENNINGTON — State Police said this Memorial Day weekend saw four people killed in three crashes, making for 28 traffic fatalities so far in 2016.

Approximately half of the traffic deaths this year have involved people not using seatbelts or not using them properly, according to police.

State Police released the following data collected between May 23 and May 30.

• Speeding violations: 638

• Speeding warnings: 402

• Seatbelt violations: 14

• Seatbelt warnings: 5

• Child passenger violations: 1

• Child Passenger warnings: 1

Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) enforcement stops: 9

• CMV inspections: 5

• Total crashes: 87

• Total crashes on interstate highways: 20

• Total crashes with injuries: 24

• Total crashes on U.S. highways: 7

• Total fatal crashes: 4

• Total crashes on state highways: 31

• Total fatalities: 5

• Total crashes on other roads: 31

• Alcohol related crashes: 14

• Drug related crashes: 0

• Total DUI arrests: 24

• Total other arrests: 36

• Total motorist assists: 80

• Number of felony arrests: 10

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