(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- This year's Memorial Day holiday weekend was a safer one on Tennessee's roadways, according to figures released by the state's Department of Safety and Homeland Security Thursday.
Officials said from May 25 at midnight through May 28 at 11:59 p.m., 13 people were killed in 10 separate crashes. This number is a decrease compared to the 2011 Memorial Day weekend when 19 people were killed on the state's roadways.
Officials said as of May 31, there have been 397 deaths on Tennessee's roadways this year -- 26 more fatalities than there were for the same period in 2011.
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