The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to four fatality accidents, resulting in five deaths, during the Christmas holiday weekend from Dec. 21 to Dec. 26, according to news release issued by the KHP Friday.
The fatality accidents included the Dec. 21 death of a 36-year-old Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office deputy.
None of the fatality accidents were alcohol related. During a similar time period in 2011, there were no fatality accidents reported.
The KHP also issued more than 1,000 speeding tickets and 1,200 speeding warnings, compared to 670 and 760, respectively, between Dec. 23 and Dec. 26 of 2011.