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OPP: Deadly Long Weekend on Roadways and Waterways

8/7/2012

OPP say it was a deadly long weekend with a total of 9 fatalities on the province's highways and waterways.

They say there were four drowning incidents along with 4 people killed in three separate collisions.

The other died in what OPP are calling,  "a marine accident".

There have been 211 deaths on provincial roads and waterways so far this year, compared with 168 at this time last year.

Police say they also laid more than 7,300 charges for speeding, driving while impaired, distracted driving and not wearing a seatbelt.

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