LIMA - The Lima-Allen County Safe Community Coalition reported that there was one fatal traffic crash on Allen County roadways in June.
In 2014, there have been four fatal crashes resulting in four fatalities. During the same six-month period in 2013, there had been three fatalities. There were seven fatal crashes in 2013, resulting in seven fatalities.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each fatality has a comprehensive cost of $3.37 million. Total comprehensive costs for 2014 Allen County fatal crashes is $13.47 million.
Of the four crashes in 2014, three were on state and federal highways and one was on a county road. One crash involved alcohol or drugs and in one crash drug or alcohol use was unknown. There were two fatalities in which seat belts were installed but not used. One fatality involved a pedestrian and one involved a motorcycle in which a helmet was not used.