5 people killed in holiday wrecks on Virginia roads

(AP) – Virginia State Police say five people died in traffic accidents over the Christmas holiday weekend.

The victims included three drivers, a pedestrian and a moped operator. State police said Monday in a news release that alcohol was a factor in at least two of the accidents.
The accidents occurred in Bedford and Surry counties, and in the cities of Hampton, Newport News and Richmond.
For the year, state police say preliminary reports indicate 732 people have been killed in traffic accidents as of Monday. That’s up from 694 as of Dec. 28, 2014.
Eight people died in Virginia traffic accidents during the holiday period in 2014.

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