Crash Fatalities Drop 78 Percent over the Labor Day Weekend in Illinois

Traffic deaths in Illinois dropped by 78% over the Labor Day weekend.

Although one death is too many, Illinois State Police Sergeant Mike Link says they are pleased with the decline.

Link says state police issued more than three thousand tickets for speeding and 765 tickets for not wearing a seatbelt.

Last year in Illinois, 19 people died in 23 crashes during the Labor Day holiday.