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Fatal crashes begin adding up in the Illinois Valley

Posted by wlpo on October 2, 2015

With three-fourths of 2015 now in the books, La Salle County is still below last year’s pace for fatal crashes on state roads.

According to numbers from the Illinois Department of Transportation, 13 victims have died in a dozen fatal crashes so far this year in La Salle County. That’s below last year’s pace when 19 crashes took 23 lives.

In Bureau County, three crashes have claimed three victims so far this year. Last year saw four deaths in four different crashes in Bureau County.

After going all of last year without a fatal crash, Putnam County has had one this year.

Statewide, the death toll has reached 741 in 681 crashes. That’s 57 more deaths than at this point last year.

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