12 persons lost their lives on Allen County roadways last year


LIMA — The Lima-Allen County Safe Community Coalition reports there were no fatal traffic crashes on Allen County roadways during the month of December.

During 2018, there were nine fatal traffic crashes which resulted in 12 fatalities. During the same 12-month period in 2017, there were 11 fatal crashes resulting in 11 fatalities.

Of the nine fatal accidents last year, three involved the suspected use of drugs or alcohol.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each traffic fatality has a comprehensive cost of $5,811,333. Total comprehensive costs for 2018 traffic fatalities is $69,735,996.

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