Tennessee traffic deaths have increased compared to last year, especially in urban areas


    PHOTO: Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports more people have died so far this year on Tennessee roads compared to the same time last year.

    THP reports so far this year, 105 people have been killed on Tennessee roads, 60 of them in urban traffic related crashes. It's a 14 fatality increase compared to the same time frame last year where 91 people died, 41 in urban areas.

    The totals reflect a 46% increase of fatal urban crashes. THP is urging drivers to stop driving distracted, reckless or under the influence.

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