The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Fatalities near 2016 number


October 11, 2017

In the latest weekly report from the highway patrol, a total of 145 fatalities have taken place in 2017 on Montana roads. The number in 2016 was 152.

25 of the fatalities have taken place in District 3 (Butte) which includes Whitehall and Cardwell. In District 3, there has been 11 fatalities on the interstate, nine on primary roads, one on a rural road, three on secondary roads and one on an urban road.

In the report, alcohol was suspected as a contributing factor in 32.41 of the 145 fatalities in Montana. Speed was suspected in 37.24 percent, and drugs were suspected in 24.83 percent of...

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