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Tennessee Roadway Fatalities Down From Last March

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fatalities on Tennessee roadways are down from this time last year, according to the Governor's Highway Safety office.

As of Tuesday, the state is down 53 fatalities from last March, with 178 so far this year. For the month of March, Tennessee is down 46 fatalities; in February, the state was down 21; and in January, there was a slight increase of 14.

Officials said some counties are down from this time last year, and others have not reported any fatalities so far this year.

Last year, the Tennessee Department of Transportation began running a daily roadway fatality count on digital Interstate message signs after an increase in crash deaths. This year, they have only been running the counts on Friday with other messages about safe driving throughout the week.

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