Traffic deaths drop in Kentucky for 2017 - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Traffic deaths drop in Kentucky for 2017

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KENTUCKY -- Fewer people died on Kentucky roadways last year.

Data shows 770 people died in crashes last year in Kentucky.

That's down from more than 830 in 2016.

It's the first time since 2013 that the state saw a decrease in back-to-back years.

Highway officials credit various programs to increase safety on Kentucky roads for the drop in deaths.

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