Four Crashes in Two Days Lead to Delays on Interstate 20 in Augusta, Georgia
AUGUSTA, GA- Wrdw.com rights that traffic was delayed this week on Interstate 20 as a result of multiple collisions in Georgia close to the South Carolina state border.*
The most recent collision took place in the early evening and led to a closure in the eastbound lanes. Multiple vehicles were involved in that collision, which occurred close to Riverwatch Parkway. The incident led to injuries. Officials cleared the area again by later that evening.
With four crashes taking place on Interstate 20 within a matter of two days, one might imagine that the interstate is the deadliest road in Georgia. While Interstate 20 has many severe crashes every year, one road in Georgia is considered more dangerous. Interstate 75 was found in a recent study to be Georgia's deadliest road. The study looked at traffic fatalities occurring during the summer months on various highways throughout the United States. In Georgia, Interstate 75 takes the top spot because 111 people died on that roadway between 2015 and 2017 during the summer months alone. Interstate 20 took the second spot, with 55 crash-related deaths occurring during the summer months within those same years. The third-place road for the state was Interstate 16, which suffered 35 fatal crashes.
The top ten deadliest roads in the United States are all located in just four states. California's Interstate 5 took the number one spot with 192 deaths during the relevant period of time. Interstates in Florida took the next to next two spots, Texas interstates landed in 4th and 5th place, California again took the 6th place, Texas took the 7th, Florida took the 8th, and Georgia's Interstate 75 took the 9th place spot. California's State Road 99 rounded out the top ten with 110 fatalities.
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