Bus Crash “Ups” NM Traffic Deaths

THE FATAL BUS-SEMI CRASH ON I-40 IN LATE AUGUST CONTRIBUTED TO A SPIKE IN NEW MEXICO TRAFFIC FATALITIES FOR THE MONTH. NINE PEOPLE DIED IN THE HEAD-ON COLLISION AUGUST 30TH, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF TRAFFIC DEATHS FOR THE MONTH TO MORE THAN 40. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAYS THAT’S MORE THAN ANY OTHER MONTH THIS YEAR AND MORE THAN THE SAME MONTH IN 2016 AND 2017.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THERE WERE ONLY THREE DRUNK DRIVING FATALITIES…THE LOWEST MONTHLY TOTAL SO FAR THIS YEAR.

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