Labor Day Holiday Traffic Fatalities
During the Labor Day 2015 holiday travel period, which began at 12:01 a.m. Friday, September 4, and ran through midnight Monday, September 7, Alabama State Troopers investigated seven fatal traffic crashes that resulted in nine deaths. The crashes during this 96-hour travel period occurred in Bibb, Cullman, Mobile, Montgomery, Perry and Shelby counties. Individuals killed consisted of four drivers, four passengers and one pedestrian. Based on preliminary investigation, seat belts were available to eight of the individuals, but only three were using seat belts. The other individual killed was a pedestrian. During the four-day period, Sunday, September 6, was the only day with zero fatalities.