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2 Dead, 36 Hurt in Louisiana After Bus Hits Fire Truck, Other Vehicles

Louisiana State Police say a Honduran man who had entered the United States illegally was driving a bus carrying flood recovery workers that hit a firetruck on a highway, killing two people and injuring dozens. Trooper Melissa Matey says the …

Traffic Fatalities Continue to Rise; Up 9% in First Half of Year

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths were 9 percent higher through the first six months of 2016 than in 2015, and 18 percent higher than two years ago at the six month mark. An estimated …

Traffic Safety Investigators Probing California Bus Crash That Killed 4

Federal safety investigators converged this week in central California to investigate a highway wreck that nearly sliced a bus in half, killed four people and injured 23. “At this point we don’t know what occurred immediately before the crash,” said Don …

Iowa Distracted Driving Fatalities Doubled in 2015

The number of people killed or injured in accidents caused by use of electronic devices doubled in Iowa last year. Fourteen people were killed statewide in 2015, compared to seven the previous year, according to the Globe Gazette in Mason …

Data Shows 170 Motor Vehicle Deaths in Iowa 2016, So Far

New data from the Iowa Department of Transportation shows 42 more people have died on Iowa roads in 2016 than at the same time last year. The Des Moines Register reports seven people were killed in traffic accidents over the …

More California Drivers Spotted Using Cellphones, Traffic Report Shows

The number of California drivers using cellphones is rising, as are deaths and injuries blamed on distracted driving. The California Office of Traffic Safety reported this week that nearly 13 percent of drivers were seen using mobile devices in an …

Number of Vermont Road Deaths Doubled So Far This Year

Vermont State Police are launching a summer-long campaign to crack down on speeding and aggressive driving. The effort comes as traffic fatalities year-to-date have more than doubled over last year. State police say Vermont had seen 30 traffic accident deaths …

Traffic Deaths Down in Hawaii Since 2012 DUI Towing Law Enacted

Hawaii Island has seen a decrease in traffic fatalities since the implementation of a county ordinance that permits the towing of vehicles driven by those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported there were 38 …

Pennsylvania’s York County Sees Sharp Rise in Roadside Deaths

Nita Stout of York, Pennsylvania, was known in some parts of Lewisberry as “the walker.” It was what the Bangladeshi mother of four boys liked to do, usually in the mornings. She did it for exercise and as a way …

Fewer Fatal Crashes on Wyoming Roads in 2016

Wyoming authorities say the number of people killed in crashes on state roads has decreased by more than half this year compared to the same time in 2015. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that there have been 18 fatal crashes on …