An estimated 409 people may be killed and 47,000 seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents during Memorial Day weekend this year, according to the National Safety Council.
The number of fatalities is expected to be 12 percent higher than the average number of deaths, 364, that occurred in the past six years. The three-day holiday period begins at 6 p.m. ET Friday, May 26 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET Monday, May 29.