Report: Traffic fatalities in R.I. up 38% in 2023

ACROSS THE nation traffic deaths fell 3.6% last year, but still, almost 41,000 people were killed on the nation's roadways. In the above photo, responders are seen near wreckage from a fatal, multivehicle pileup in Manchac, La., last year. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO / GERALD HERBERT

PROVIDENCE – The number of people killed on Rhode Island roadways rose dramatically in 2023 year over year, according to estimates released Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  According to the NHTSA data, 72 motorists died on Rhode Island highways in 2023, a 38.5% increase from 52 reported in 2022.  Rhode Island was

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