ROCKFORD (WREX) — A new study says crash fatalities in Illinois have gone up.
According to a new study from Esurance, crash fatalities went up from 991 in 2013 to 1,096 in 2017, an 11% increase.
In 2017, 1,096 people died in crashes, according to the study. The number one cause of traffic fatalities in the state was speed, which was 42.2% of deadly crashes.
Driving under the influence had 27.3% of crashes while distracted driving had 7.2% and drug-related crashes had 3.8%.
Over the five year period, percentage of alcohol realted fatalities decreased from 32.7% down to 27.3%. Meanwhile, the number of distracted driving crashes increased from 5.6% to 7.2%.
To view the full results of the study, click HERE.