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...