How many people die in car accidents each year and what are the most dangerous roads? According to a new study by Teletrac, Interstate 4 between Tampa and Daytona Beach is the deadliest stretch of highway in the United States. The study shows the number of deaths per mile, the most common months, days, and time for fatal accidents to occur on those highways, and the most common causes of those accidents.
The study names Orlando as the deadliest city on the stretch of I-4 which is roughly 132 miles long, showing 150 people were killed in car crashes from 2016-2019, an average of about one death per mile, slightly down from Teletrac’s last study which spanned from 2011-2015. That study showed 1.25 deaths per mile.
US 192 between Four Corners and Indialantic also made it near the “top” of the list, coming at number three. The study shows there were 10 deaths near the Kissimmee area.
The hope of course is that the increased amount of road construction throughout Central Florida will continue to bring a decline in traffic crashes and deaths in and around Osceola County.