KCMO traffic fatalities spike in 2017, outpacing previous year

68 fatalities for all of 2016

September 21, 2017 - 11:28 am

Kansas City, MO - A sharp increase in the number of fatal vehicle crashes on Kansas City roads has police urging caution among the driving public.

According to numbers released by the Kansas City Police Department, there have been 74 fatalities from crashes in Kansas City so far in 2017, with more than three months left in the year.

There were a total of 68 fatalities in 2016.

KCPD Sergeant Bill Mahoney says nearly 30 of the deaths are related to people driving while impared.

Mahoney said motorcycle accidents have increased this year as well, as well as pedestrian fatalities.


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