Northwest Colorado’s 2015 Highway Fatality Stats

COLORADO-STATE-FLAG2015 was a deadly year on the roads in Colorado. Early numbers show the state saw 523 fatalities last year, a 16% spike over 2014. Roughly a third of all the deadly wrecks happened because of impairment. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the number of fatalities in Northwest Colorado Counties last year were; 4 each in Moffat County, Routt and Grand; 1 in Rio Blanco and 7 in Eagle County. On the Western Slope Mesa County had the most fatalities with 19 killed.  The highest number of deadly crashes happened in January, September and October last year.

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