11 fatal accidents over Thanksgiving holiday weekend

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Virginia State Police released a report with accident statistics from over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.

11 of the accidents were fatal. Eight of those killed were not wearing seat belts and alcohol was a factor in four of the crashes.

Two of the deadly accidents occurred in Mecklenburg County.

One of those two claimed the life of a 76-year-old passenger and injured eight others. The accident happened Sunday on Route 58. The deceased victim was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle as it overturned several times.

Other crashes happened in the City of Norfolk, which killed a pedestrian. Accidents also took place in the counties of Bedford, Carroll, Chesterfield, Frederick, Hanover, Henrico, Louisa and Prince George.

VSP responded to a total of about 1,200 accidents throughout the holiday weekend, which counts between November 27 and December 1.