Interstate highways with the most fatalities

Americans love the open road, and thanks to the Interstate Highway System—created in 1956—it’s relatively easy to traverse the country.

With an efficient way to travel (in theory), it’s no wonder interstates are in heavy use. In 2020 drivers drove over 709 billion miles on interstates. With that much traffic, there are bound to be a few crashes—35,766 in 2020, to be specific.

Stacker analyzed data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2020 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) to determine which interstates had the most fatalities. This data covers 38,824 total fatalities FARS recorded during 2020. Those traveling through Mississippi, Wyoming, and Arkansas saw higher incidences of fatality rates per 100,000 people.

The 2020 FARS data was released on March 2, 2022. To be included in this data, a crash must have occurred in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), on a roadway open to the public,

FBI investigating Schoharie limo crash

Amid questions about the relationship between local agents and the longtime informant who owned the doomed limousine, the FBI has opened an internal investigation into the 2018 Schoharie limo crash that left 20 people dead, according to U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko’s office.

In a April 22 letter to Tonko’s office, Assistant Director Jill Tyson said the bureau’s Inspection Division opened the investigation after questions arose about whether the FBI was involved in the initial investigation of the Oct. 6, 2018 crash.

“In recent months, concerns have been raised about this incident and whether there was any FBI involvement in the investigation. As a result, the director ordered that the FBI further review the matter,” Tyson wrote.

Tyson’s letter to Tonko, an Amsterdam Democrat, did not

Construction is underway to create the first calm street

Time and time again, Randy Vines sees car crashes and near accidents outside his storefront at STL Style on Cherokee Street in South City.

“The way it’s been is just like the wild west, and I think that we need to put an end to the recklessness,” said Vines.

Earlier this month, Vines witnessed a serious crash, and his store’s surveillance cameras also captured the incident. In the video, you can see a car crossing the intersection at Cherokee and Compton Ave. Then another car barrels through the intersection, failing to make a stop at the stop sign.

“Barreling down Cherokee Street at 50 miles an hour, blowing through every stop sign along the way…sent both of them into a spin, and then hit another

‘Something Needs to Be Done’: Traffic Safety Following Hit-and-Run Crashes

Community members in Barrio Logan are calling to improve the walkability score and the safety for pedestrians along Logan Avenue. Their concerns follow some recent deadly accidents and many near misses.

“Right now Logan Avenue does not have a high walkability score and situations like this like make it worse,” said Nayeli Gutierrez.

Gutierrez runs a small business along Logan Avenue among other popular Barrio Logan destinations, but, she and others fear for the safety of their family.

“I’ve almost gotten hit myself,” said Gutierrez. “Maybe if we have more designated crosswalks or something like flashing lights, just something needs to be done.”

Her business, NG Apothecary, sits on the corner of Sampson and Logan Avenue exactly where a Vietnam Veteran was struck and killed

Teacher’s assistant and her child among 3 killed in Spartanburg County crash

An Upstate crash claimed the lives of two adults and a child Tuesday evening, according to Chief David Green, with Wellford Police Department.

The two-vehicle crash happened on U.S. Highway 29 at Tucapau Road in Wellford, Green said.

Green said the tragedy was absolutely avoidable.

“It was a senseless fatality that we believe is a result of speeding,” Green said.

Green said speeding along highway 29 has been on their radar for some time.

“We were in the stages of putting together a task force for traffic enforcement. This will speed up that timetable to be more visible on 29. To get people to slow down,” Green said.

“It was awful, it was awful to come up on and awful to know what families hurt

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