Report shows small increase in Tennessee traffic fatalities last year

Tennessee

We’re learning more about the number of fatalities on Tennessee roadways last year.

Dated through December 28, the report shows 1032 deaths on Tennessee roadways in 2018. There were 1017 deaths in 2017.

In  Knox County, there was an increase of 6 traffic deaths last year.

There were 11 fewer fatalities in Sevier County in 2018 than in 2017. Hamblen County also saw a slight decrease in roadway fatalities, a decrease of 7 from 2017.

Blount County had an increase of 10.

Click here to view the report from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Visit www.tn.gov/safety/stats/crashdata for detailed statistics and breakdowns by county. 

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