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Crashes keep Va. police busy

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According to statistics just released by the Virginia State Police, troopers responded to 4,373 calls for service statewide from midnight Friday through 6 a.m. Sunday. Those calls included 1,713 traffic crashes and 1,699 disabled vehicles. The state police's Fairfax Division alone responded to 681 calls for service, including 435 disabled vehicles and 121 traffic crashes.

Only one crash related to the weather has been fatal, and that occurred early Friday morning on I-81 in Wythe County. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said a father and his adult son were killed.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Michael Bolden  |  February 7, 2010; 9:03 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Weather , highways  
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Comments

Regarding "only" one crash to have been fatal. I would like to see the "only" removed. It is a huge tragedy and a family is in mourning.

Posted by: cpearson1 | February 7, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

"Only" makes sense when more than 3000 families can rest assured that their family members are just mind numbingly stupid and not dead.

Posted by: member8 | February 7, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

I believe the reference is to the fact that there were over 1700 crashes and of these, one involved fatalities. Only is not perjorative in this case.

Posted by: JakeD3 | February 7, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

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