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2016 continues to be a deadly year on the roads

Posted by wlpo on March 1, 2016

The alarming number of fatal crashes continues in the Illinois Valley.

In La Salle County, two more crashes involved deaths in February. So far this year six people have been killed in five crashes in La Salle County. In Bureau County last month, there were two fatal crashes involving two deaths. That brings the 2016 tally to five deaths in five crashes for Bureau County.

When comparing numbers statewide, only Cook, Winnebago and Lake County had more people killed in crashes so far this year than La Salle County. Despite its size, Bureau County has had more traffic deaths than much more populated counties like Rock Island, Champaign and Madison.

Putnam County in 2016 has yet to have a fatal crash.

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