July 4 weekend fatal accidents down from 2014

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Michigan State Police say five people died over the July 4 holiday weekend.

In 2014, 11 crashes led to 12 deaths.

“These numbers are preliminary and only reflect those fatalities reported to the MSP as of 1 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015,” stated F/Lt. Jim Flegel, acting commander of the MSP Training Division. “The preliminary numbers show a decrease in fatalities from this same holiday period last year. The MSP continues to urge motorists not to drink and drive, to always use proper restraints and to drive safely.”

Officers will continue to be out during the summer months, watching for drivers who are not wearing their seat belt, driving dangerously or breaking the law.

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