WASHINGTON — When two 16-year-olds died in a fiery Montgomery County, Md., car crash last March, their demise might have been used as an object lesson for teenage lawlessness. On Tuesday, their deaths became part of a larger, troubling statistic.
OGDEN — Deaths on Utah roads continue to trend downward, a new report shows.
The Utah Department of Transportation and Utah Highway Patrol released yearly traffic fatality statistics this week that show 215 people died on Utah’s roads during 2012, a 42 percent drop since 2000. In 2011, the state had 243 fatalities.
The number of fatalities in Utah hasn’t been this low since 1974, said UDOT Executive Director John Njord.
Last updated Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 4:33pm
ATLANTA - Guns and cars have long been among the leading causes of non-medical deaths in the U.S. By 2015, firearm fatalities will probably exceed traffic fatalities for the first time, based on data compiled by Bloomberg.