VSP: 7 Killed On Virginia Roads Over July 4th Holiday
RICHMOND, VA – Virginia saw seven fatal highway crashes over the July 4th holiday, down from the 10 recorded during last year's Independence Day.
The Virginia State Police said Tuesday that three of the seven fatalities involved motorcycle crashes.
Police said in two of the fatal motorcycle crashes, the motorcyclist lost control of his bike and ended up colliding with another vehicle. The third crash involved a passenger vehicle pulling into the path of an oncoming motorcycle and the two vehicles collided.
Statewide, Virginia State Police responded to a total of 795 traffic crashes.
Troopers cited more than 10,000 suspected speeders and more than 2,500 reckless drivers. State police also cited 93 drunken drivers and nearly 1,400 people for failing to buckle up themselves or their children.
The three motorcycle crashes occurred in Fauquier County, Prince William County and the City of Hampton. Four fatal crashes not involving motorcycles occurred in Amelia, Brunswick, Carroll and Warren counties.
The statistical counting period was from Thursday through midnight Sunday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond