New Year's holiday traffic fatals
Posted: 2:00 AM January 04, 2013
SALEM — Oregon State Police say the New Year's holiday traffic death toll of 12 people matches the highest numbers since the state Transportation Department began keeping such statistics in 1970.
Twelve people also died in each of the New Year's holiday periods in 1998 and 1999.
This year's toll includes the nine people killed in the Dec. 30 bus crash in the Pendleton area.
The 102-hour reporting period started at 6 p.m. Dec. 28 and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 1.
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