Single-Car Accidents Make Up Majority of Holiday Fatalities

Ten people were killed on Tennessee highways over the Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released preliminary figures for the holiday.

Six of the crashes were single vehicle wrecks. Of the total, four were motorcyclists. One was a pedestrian.

Ten deaths is an improvement over the 13 fatalities last Memorial Day, but an increase from 2002 when a record-low five people were killed in traffic accidents.

The record for Memorial Day highway deaths was set back in 1973. Twenty-six people died in car wrecks that year.

As for the state’s lakes, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says there were no fatalities over the weekend despite six reported accidents.

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