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DPS reports no fatal crashes July 4

ST. PAUL -- Preliminary reports from the state's law enforcement agencies indicate there were no fatal crashes on the Fourth of July holiday.

The holiday is typically the state's deadliest day of the year on the road, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety. From 2009 to 2011, 15 people died on the July 4 date, with 21 people dying in crashes during the 78-hour holiday travel period. Fourteen deaths were the result of an alcohol-related crash during the travel period.

Department of Public Safety officials stressed