Two Killed in Crash on I-20 in Taliaferro County, Georgia
TALIAFERRO COUNTY, GA. – October 3, 2018 (wrdw.com) According to an online news story from wdrw.com, two people were killed October 3 in a crash on Interstate 20 in Taliaferro County, Georgia.*
The crash occurred during the morning of October 3. A vehicle traveling westbound on I-20 reportedly ran off the interstate, then crossed into the eastbound lanes before swerving off the road again and striking a tree. A male driver and female passenger in the vehicle both tragically died at the scene. Neither has been identified.
The cause of the accident is not yet clear, but it would appear the driver overcorrected after the initial run-off-the-road incident. Georgia State Patrol is investigating and has not released additional information at this time.
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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