Number Of Fatal Crashes Drops In 2017 In Hancock County

1/2/18 – 5:21 A.M.

There were far fewer fatal crashes on Hancock County roads in 2017. The Courier reports only four people died in crashes in the county last year. That’s 14 fewer than in 2016 and the lowest number in ten years. Law enforcement stats show that none of the crashes listed alcohol as a factor.

Authorities listed failure to control as the primary factor for three of the fatal wrecks. Failure to maintain an assured clear distance was the factor in the other crash.

Local law enforcement agencies tell the newspaper they plan to continue high visibility enforcement efforts to try and keep the number of crashes low.

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