Louisiana State Police work 12 fatal crashes over 2-day period

BATON ROUGE, LA (KSLA) - Louisiana State Police reports working a dozen crashes over the past weekend, which resulted in 13 deaths.

The accidents reportedly happened between Saturday and Sunday, troopers said.

State police say the past weekend's deadly crashes are on the heels of a Thanksgiving holiday with a 62 percent reduction in death's and a Labor Day holiday in which State Police report not working a single fatality statewide.

The Louisiana State Police will continue its efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on Louisiana highways through enforcement and education.

Troop Commanders have been directed to coordinate proactive enforcement operations targeting impaired drivers, aggressive drivers and individuals who choose not to wear their seatbelt.

The public can help by reporting suspicious or dangerous highway activity by calling *LSP (*577).