July 10, 2007
Virginia State police say that 16 people were killed over the 4th of July holiday this year.
That's according to preliminary numbers over the holiday period. State police counted from early Tuesday, July 3rd through midnight on Sunday, July 8th.
22 people were killed last year during the same holiday period last year in traffic crashes. Officials say at least four of this year's fatal crashes involved alcohol.
The fatalities occurred in the cities of Bristol, Hopewell, Lynchburg and Richmond and the counties of Charles City, Henrico, James City, Louisa, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Orange, Pulaski, Southampton, Spotsylvania and Stafford.