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Conn. police: 350 crashes over holiday weekend

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MIDDLETOWN, CT (AP) -

Connecticut state police say they've responded to about 350 accidents, charged 60 people with DUI and issued nearly 1,500 speeding tickets over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Troopers say two crashes were fatal. One person died in an accident on Route 8 in Beacon Falls early Sunday morning, and another was killed in a wreck on Interstate 691 in Southington on Saturday afternoon.

State police also cited drivers for more than 2,800 hazardous moving violations. More than 80 people were ticketed for failing to wear seat belts.

During last year's Thanksgiving holiday weekend, troopers issued about 1,375 speeding tickets, 2,750 citations for hazardous moving violations and more than 400 tickets for failure to wear seat belts. State police charged 65 people with DUI. Two of nearly 390 accidents were fatal.

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