Newsday: Speeding, drugs cause of most SSP crashes

It has become known as "Blood Alley," and police say that often times speeding and drugs are to blame for fatal crashes on the Southern

Newsday says speeding was the primary cause of 18 of 29 crashes between 2007 and 2009.

Newsday says speeding was the primary cause of 18 of 29 crashes between 2007 and 2009. (1/30/13)

WOODBURY - It has become known as "Blood Alley," and police say that often times speeding and drugs are to blame for fatal crashes on the Southern State Parkway.

A steady stream of deadly crashes on the Southern State Parkway in Nassau County has occurred in recent months.

According to Newsday, speeding was the "primary cause" of 18 of 29 crashes between 2007 and 2011.

Records show impaired drivers were involved in at least 6 of 11 deadly crashes, just between 2011 and last year.  

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