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Deadly year on La Salle County roads

Posted by wlpo on January 1, 2015

2014 will go down as a deadly year on La Salle County roads.

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 23 people died last year in La Salle County crashes compared to 11 deaths in 2013. Only six of 102 counties in Illinois had more deaths on their roads than La Salle County last year.

Four people were killed in Bureau County crashes last year, compared to six in 2013. And in Putnam County, nobody was killed in a crash on state roads last year compared to two deaths in 2013.

Statewide, 909 people died on state roads last year, about 80 less than the year before.

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