Saturday, May 31, 2008

Traffic fatalities fall to lowest state level since 1970 holiday: The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.

re: "After the deadliest Memorial Day weekend in 25 years in 2007, the number of fatal traffic collisions over this year’s holiday weekend dropped to the lowest since 1970, Oregon State Police said Tuesday. /The weekend’s one known traffic death occurred Friday night near Lebanon when a 51-year-old woman died after the car she was riding in left Santiam Highway and crashed into a tree. Police said alcohol was a possible contributing factor in the crash, which seriously injured the woman’s 47-year-old husband, who was driving the car. / The official holiday period began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at midnight Monday. /Nine people died on Oregon roads last year, making it the state’s deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 1982..."...

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