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Pennsylvania State Police release crash report from Thanksgiving holiday travel period

HARRISBURG – During the five-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period in Pennsylvania, the State Police investigated a total of 970 vehicle crashes.

Alcohol was reportedly a factor in 48 of those accidents, and there were two fatalities.

All of those numbers were considerably lower than a year ago.

In 2021, there were 1,155 crashes, 91 involving alcohol, and five people killed.

State Police did report an increase in the number of DUI arrests made this year … 539, up six from last year.