Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Responds to Accident on I-20
COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA. – August 6, 2018 (wtvm.com) According to an online news report from wtvm.com, authorities in Columbia County, Georgia, responded to a vehicle accident on Interstate 20 August 6.*
The crash occurred on I-20 East near mile marker 190, just past the Grovetown exit. No details were reported about the number of vehicles involved, the cause of the crash, or the number of people involved. It is not clear whether any injuries occurred as a result of the crash. The crash reportedly caused traffic on the interstate to back up, and the Columbia County Sheriff’s encouraged drivers to avoid the area until the scene had been cleared.
According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 34,000 fatal vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2016. These accidents resulted in the deaths of more than 37,000 people. The fatalities averaged 11.6 per 100,000 people and 1.16 per every 100 million miles traveled in the United States.
On a state level, the fatality rates ranged from 4.0 per every 100,000 people in the District of Columbia to 23.1 per every 100,000 people in Mississippi. The rates also ranged from 0.66 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island, to 1.88 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in South Carolina.
Georgia’s 2016 fatality rates, according to the IIHS data, were closer to the top of the national ranges. The state’s individual data shows 15.1 deaths in 2016 per every 100,000 people and 1.29 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled.
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