Four dead in holiday weekend crashes in Alabama


Traffic accidents during the July 4th holiday period claimed four lives in Alabama.The holiday period started THursday morning, and extended to Sunday night.State patrol leaders say they investigated 434 crashes. {}In those accidents, there were 154 injuries.No word yet on whether alcohol contributed to the accidents.Three of the four people who died were not wearing seat belts.State troopers say nine people died in traffic accidents during the Fourth of July travel period in 2012.