Grand Junction Makes Colorado Top 10 For Traffic Fatalities
Grand Junction has made a dubious list, top 10 in the state for traffic fatalities in 2017.
According to numbers released by the Colorado Department of Transportation, there were seven traffic fatalities in Grand Junction in 2017. That ties Longmont for tenth most in the state.
Those seven fatalities in Grand Junction were the result of six accidents. Three of those accidents involved impaired driving.
Delta and Montrose each recorded one traffic fatality in the past year, while Fruita and Palisade had none.
Not surprising is five of the top 10 cities for traffic fatalities were Denver and its suburbs. Pueblo had the fourth most, and Colorado Springs had the second highest number. Statewide there were 630 traffic deaths in 2017, up from 608 the previous year.
The number of motorcycle fatalities across the state when down from 125 to 101, but pedestrian fatalities went up from 64 to 93.
In Mesa County, there was a total of 16 traffic fatalities in 2017 and nine of those deaths were the result of impaired driving.