These are the US states with the deadliest roads

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Twenty-five states have at least one of the 100 most dangerous roads in the U.S. Seventeen of these roads are in Florida, 15 are in Texas and 11 are in California.

While these states appear most frequently on the list of roads where the most fatalities happened from 2015 to 2019 — the latest available data — ValuePenguin found that California roads are responsible for the largest share of deaths.

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Tie- 99. Missouri, I-55

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  • County with most deaths: Jefferson
  • Deaths in county: 18
  • Total fatalities: 92
  • Fatal crashes: 85
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 108.2
  • % involving alcohol: 21%
  • % crashes in dark: 48%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 66%

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Tie- 99. Virginia, US-29

  • County with most deaths: Pittsylvania
  • Deaths in county: 14
  • Total fatalities: 92
  • Fatal crashes: 86
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 107
  • % involving alcohol: 28%
  • % crashes in dark: 37%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 17%

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Tie-97. California, SR-4

  • County with most deaths: Contra Costa
  • Deaths in county: 39
  • Total fatalities: 93
  • Fatal crashes: 89
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 104.5
  • % involving alcohol: 29%
  • % crashes in dark: 49%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 76%

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Tie-97.Kentucky, I-64

  • County with most deaths: Jefferson
  • Deaths in county: 26
  • Total fatalities: 93
  • Fatal crashes: 75
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 124
  • % involving alcohol: 20%
  • % crashes in dark: 51%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 61%

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Tie-94. South Carolina, I-20

  • County with most deaths: Lexington
  • Deaths in county: 24
  • Total fatalities: 94
  • Fatal crashes: 82
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 114.6
  • % involving alcohol: 27%
  • % crashes in dark: 48%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 88%

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Tie-94. Georgia, I-285

  • County with most deaths: Fulton
  • Deaths in county: 41
  • Total fatalities: 94
  • Fatal crashes: 87
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 108
  • % involving alcohol: 28%
  • % crashes in dark: 69%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 78%

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Tie-94. Texas, US-87

  • County with most deaths: Lynn
  • Deaths in county: 10
  • Total fatalities: 94
  • Fatal crashes: 84
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 111.9
  • % involving alcohol: 24%
  • % crashes in dark: 42%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 69%

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93. Texas, US-84

  • County with most deaths: Lubbock
  • Deaths in county: 14
  • Total fatalities: 95
  • Fatal crashes: 83
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 114.5
  • % involving alcohol: 17%
  • % crashes in dark: 52%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 67%

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92. Ohio, I-70

  • County with most deaths: Franklin
  • Deaths in county: 22
  • Total fatalities: 96
  • Fatal crashes: 79
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 121.5
  • % involving alcohol: 24%
  • % crashes in dark: 54%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 56%

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91. Iowa, I-80

  • County with most deaths: Cass
  • Deaths in county: 14
  • Total fatalities: 97
  • Fatal crashes: 77
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 126
  • % involving alcohol: 21%
  • % crashes in dark: 42%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 55%

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Tie-89. Illinois, I-55

  • County with most deaths: Will
  • Deaths in county: 28
  • Total fatalities: 98
  • Fatal crashes: 91
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 107.7
  • % involving alcohol: 33%
  • % crashes in dark: 52%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 84%

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Tie-89. South Carolina, US-25

  • County with most deaths: Greenville
  • Deaths in county: 70
  • Total fatalities: 98
  • Fatal crashes: 88
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 111.4
  • % involving alcohol: 20%
  • % crashes in dark: 52%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 81%

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88. Kentucky, US-27

  • County with most deaths: Campbell
  • Deaths in county: 18
  • Total fatalities: 99
  • Fatal crashes: 87
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 113.8
  • % involving alcohol: 22%
  • % crashes in dark: 44%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 63%

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87. Ohio, I-75

  • County with most deaths: Montgomery
  • Deaths in county: 26
  • Total fatalities: 100
  • Fatal crashes: 90
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 111.1
  • % involving alcohol: 29%
  • % crashes in dark: 57%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 62%

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Tie-84. California, SR-49

  • County with most deaths: Nevada
  • Deaths in county: 12
  • Total fatalities: 101
  • Fatal crashes: 69
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 146.4
  • % involving alcohol: 28%
  • % crashes in dark: 41%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 74%

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Tie-84. Kentucky, US-68

  • County with most deaths: Warren
  • Deaths in county: 13
  • Total fatalities: 101
  • Fatal crashes: 87
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 116.1
  • % involving alcohol: 21%
  • % crashes in dark: 31%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 62%

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Tie-84. Michigan, I-75

  • County with most deaths: Wayne
  • Deaths in county: 35
  • Total fatalities: 101
  • Fatal crashes: 95
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 106.3
  • % involving alcohol: 29%
  • % crashes in dark: 59%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 59%

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Tie-82. Arizona, US-60

  • County with most deaths: Maricopa
  • Deaths in county: 52
  • Total fatalities: 102
  • Fatal crashes: 85
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 120
  • % involving alcohol: 28%
  • % crashes in dark: 34%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 82%

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Tie-82. California, SR-74

  • County with most deaths: Riverside
  • Deaths in county: 95
  • Total fatalities: 102
  • Fatal crashes: 94
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 108.5
  • % involving alcohol: 21%
  • % crashes in dark: 43%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 80%

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81. North Carolina, US-64

  • County with most deaths: Nash
  • Deaths in county: 14
  • Total fatalities: 103
  • Fatal crashes: 109
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 94.5
  • % involving alcohol: 17%
  • % crashes in dark: 36%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 75%

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80. Ohio, I-71

  • County with most deaths: Franklin
  • Deaths in county: 35
  • Total fatalities: 105
  • Fatal crashes: 90
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 116.7
  • % involving alcohol: 38%
  • % crashes in dark: 57%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 59%

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Tie- 77. Texas, US-83

  • County with most deaths: Webb
  • Deaths in county: 24
  • Total fatalities: 106
  • Fatal crashes: 76
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 139.5
  • % involving alcohol: 16%
  • % crashes in dark: 34%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 75%

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Tie-77. Idaho, I-84

  • County with most deaths: Jerome
  • Deaths in county: 24
  • Total fatalities: 106
  • Fatal crashes: 105
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 101
  • % involving alcohol: 21%
  • % crashes in dark: 40%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 69%

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Tie-77. Virginia, I-95

  • Deaths in county: 16
  • Total fatalities: 106
  • Fatal crashes: 107
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 99.1
  • % involving alcohol: 28%
  • % crashes in dark: 59%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 11%

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Tie-72. California, SR-91

  • County with most deaths: Orange
  • Deaths in county: 32
  • Total fatalities: 109
  • Fatal crashes: 85
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 128.2
  • % involving alcohol: 42%
  • % crashes in dark: 71%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 87%

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Tie-72. Arizona, I-17

  • County with most deaths: Maricopa
  • Deaths in county: 45
  • Total fatalities: 109
  • Fatal crashes: 102
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 106.9
  • % involving alcohol: 29%
  • % crashes in dark: 48%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 84%

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Tie-72. Maryland, I-95

  • County with most deaths: Prince George’s
  • Deaths in county: 49
  • Total fatalities: 109
  • Fatal crashes: 97
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 112.4
  • % involving alcohol: 32%
  • % crashes in dark: 62%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 75%

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Tie-72. Idaho, US-95

  • County with most deaths: Kootenai
  • Deaths in county: 23
  • Total fatalities: 109
  • Fatal crashes: 93
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 117.2
  • % involving alcohol: 15%
  • % crashes in dark: 31%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 61%

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Tie-72. Virginia, I-81

  • County with most deaths: Frederick
  • Deaths in county: 17
  • Total fatalities: 109
  • Fatal crashes: 108
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 100.9
  • % involving alcohol: 14%
  • % crashes in dark: 34%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 8%

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Tie-70. Washington, I-5

  • County with most deaths: King
  • Deaths in county: 41
  • Total fatalities: 111
  • Fatal crashes: 160
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 69.4
  • % involving alcohol: 33%
  • % crashes in dark: 54%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 65%

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Tie-70. Texas, US-290

  • County with most deaths: Travis
  • Deaths in county: 30
  • Total fatalities: 111
  • Fatal crashes: 114
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 97.4
  • % involving alcohol: 25%
  • % crashes in dark: 54%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 55%

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Tie-68. South Carolina, US-76

  • County with most deaths: Richland
  • Deaths in county: 27
  • Total fatalities: 112
  • Fatal crashes: 104
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 107.7
  • % involving alcohol: 33%
  • % crashes in dark: 60%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 83%

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Tie-68. Louisiana, US-90

  • County with most deaths: Orleans
  • Deaths in county: 24
  • Total fatalities: 112
  • Fatal crashes: 101
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 110.9
  • % involving alcohol: 28%
  • % crashes in dark: 64%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 74%

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67. Oklahoma, I-44

  • County with most deaths: Oklahoma
  • Deaths in county: 27
  • Total fatalities: 115
  • Fatal crashes: 115
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 100
  • % involving alcohol: 25%
  • % crashes in dark: 48%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 59%

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66. Texas, US-190

  • County with most deaths: Polk
  • Deaths in county: 23
  • Total fatalities: 116
  • Fatal crashes: 89
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 130.3
  • % involving alcohol: 20%
  • % crashes in dark: 49%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 62%

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65. Texas, US-90

  • County with most deaths: Bexar
  • Deaths in county: 25
  • Total fatalities: 119
  • Fatal crashes: 94
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 126.6
  • % involving alcohol: 27%
  • % crashes in dark: 50%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 67%

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Tie- 63. Texas, US-287

  • County with most deaths: Tarrant
  • Deaths in county: 16
  • Total fatalities: 120
  • Fatal crashes: 110
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 109.1
  • % involving alcohol: 14%
  • % crashes in dark: 49%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 69%

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Tie-63. Virginia, I-64

  • County with most deaths: Cabell
  • Deaths in county: 19
  • Total fatalities: 120
  • Fatal crashes: 112
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 107.1
  • % involving alcohol: 30%
  • % crashes in dark: 48%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 21%

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Tie-61. Nebraska, I-80

  • County with most deaths: Dawson
  • Deaths in county: 17
  • Total fatalities: 121
  • Fatal crashes: 103
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 117.5
  • % involving alcohol: 17%
  • % crashes in dark: 32%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 77%

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Tie-61. Mississippi, US-49

  • County with most deaths: Harrison
  • Deaths in county: 29
  • Total fatalities: 121
  • Fatal crashes: 113
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 107.1
  • % involving alcohol: 14%
  • % crashes in dark: 49%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 66%

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60. Kentucky, US-60

  • County with most deaths: Fayette
  • Deaths in county: 19
  • Total fatalities: 123
  • Fatal crashes: 122
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 100.8
  • % involving alcohol: 20%
  • % crashes in dark: 37%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 57%

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Tie-58. North Carolina, I-85

  • County with most deaths: Mecklenburg
  • Deaths in county: 34
  • Total fatalities: 125
  • Fatal crashes: 132
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 94.7
  • % involving alcohol: 25%
  • % crashes in dark: 49%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 80%

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Tie- 58. Georgia, I-85

  • County with most deaths: Fulton
  • Deaths in county: 28
  • Total fatalities: 125
  • Fatal crashes: 118
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 105.9
  • % involving alcohol: 16%
  • % crashes in dark: 62%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 66%

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Tie- 55.South Carolina, I-95

  • County with most deaths: Clarendon
  • Deaths in county: 33
  • Total fatalities: 128
  • Fatal crashes: 122
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 104.9
  • % involving alcohol: 15%
  • % crashes in dark: 42%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 81%

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Tie-55. Virginia, US-58

  • County with most deaths: Suffolk
  • Deaths in county: 19
  • Total fatalities: 128
  • Fatal crashes: 116
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 110.3
  • % involving alcohol: 20%
  • % crashes in dark: 34%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 19%

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Tie- 55. Virginia, US-460

  • County with most deaths: Dinwiddie
  • Deaths in county: 12
  • Total fatalities: 128
  • Fatal crashes: 107
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 119.6
  • % involving alcohol: 20%
  • % crashes in dark: 49%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 11%

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54. New Mexico, I-25

  • County with most deaths: Bernalillo
  • Deaths in county: 20
  • Total fatalities: 129
  • Fatal crashes: 121
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 106.6
  • % involving alcohol: 23%
  • % crashes in dark: 47%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 89%

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53. Florida, SR-50

  • County with most deaths: Orange
  • Deaths in county: 85
  • Total fatalities: 130
  • Fatal crashes: 113
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 115
  • % involving alcohol: 21%
  • % crashes in dark: 57%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 86%

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52. Texas, I-30

  • County with most deaths: Dallas
  • Deaths in county: 40
  • Total fatalities: 132
  • Fatal crashes: 133
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 99.2
  • % involving alcohol: 28%
  • % crashes in dark: 58%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 71%

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51. Tennessee, I-24

  • County with most deaths: Shelby
  • Deaths in county: 35
  • Total fatalities: 133
  • Fatal crashes: 124
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 107.3
  • % involving alcohol: 23%
  • % crashes in dark: 58%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 75%

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Tie-49. Arizona, I-40

  • County with most deaths: Coconino
  • Deaths in county: 48
  • Total fatalities: 134
  • Fatal crashes: 112
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 119.6
  • % involving alcohol: 15%
  • % crashes in dark: 44%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 67%

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Tie-49. Missouri, I-44

  • County with most deaths: Phelps
  • Deaths in county: 25
  • Total fatalities: 134
  • Fatal crashes: 116
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 115.5
  • % involving alcohol: 20%
  • % crashes in dark: 50%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 62%

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48. Texas, SR-6

  • County with most deaths: Harris
  • Deaths in county: 27
  • Total fatalities: 136
  • Fatal crashes: 126
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 107.9
  • % involving alcohol: 15%
  • % crashes in dark: 57%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 72%

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47. Colorado, I-70

  • County with most deaths: Garfield
  • Deaths in county: 29
  • Total fatalities: 137
  • Fatal crashes: 129
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 106.2
  • % involving alcohol: 32%
  • % crashes in dark: 47%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 29%

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46. Alabama, I-59

  • County with most deaths: Jefferson
  • Deaths in county: 50
  • Total fatalities: 138
  • Fatal crashes: 127
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 108.7
  • % involving alcohol: 10%
  • % crashes in dark: 46%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 69%

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45. Oklahoma, I-40

  • County with most deaths: Canadian
  • Deaths in county: 26
  • Total fatalities: 139
  • Fatal crashes: 111
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 125.2
  • % involving alcohol: 14%
  • % crashes in dark: 47%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 59%

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44. Florida, US-92

  • County with most deaths: Hillsborough
  • Deaths in county: 45
  • Total fatalities: 143
  • Fatal crashes: 133
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 107.5
  • % involving alcohol: 17%
  • % crashes in dark: 63%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 81%

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43. Michigan, I-94

  • County with most deaths: Wayne
  • Deaths in county: 47
  • Total fatalities: 149
  • Fatal crashes: 133
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 112
  • % involving alcohol: 23%
  • % crashes in dark: 59%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 51%

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Tie- 41. South Carolina, I-26

  • County with most deaths: Spartanburg
  • Deaths in county: 32
  • Total fatalities: 151
  • Fatal crashes: 151
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 100
  • % involving alcohol: 26%
  • % crashes in dark: 50%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 87%

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Tie- 41. Florida, SR-A1A

  • County with most deaths: Brevard
  • Deaths in county: 26
  • Total fatalities: 151
  • Fatal crashes: 135
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 111.9
  • % involving alcohol: 24%
  • % crashes in dark: 52%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 76%

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40. Texas, US-281

  • County with most deaths: Bexar
  • Deaths in county: 22
  • Total fatalities: 152
  • Fatal crashes: 130
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 116.9
  • % involving alcohol: 23%
  • % crashes in dark: 45%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 68%

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39. Utah, I-15

  • County with most deaths: Utah
  • Deaths in county: 22
  • Total fatalities: 153
  • Fatal crashes: 129
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 118.6
  • % involving alcohol: 12%
  • % crashes in dark: 37%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 60%

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Tie- 37. Georgia, I-20

  • County with most deaths: DeKalb
  • Deaths in county: 21
  • Total fatalities: 154
  • Fatal crashes: 142
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 108.5
  • % involving alcohol: 21%
  • % crashes in dark: 56%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 70%

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Tie- 37. Colorado, I-25

  • County with most deaths: El Paso
  • Deaths in county: 41
  • Total fatalities: 154
  • Fatal crashes: 153
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 100.7
  • % involving alcohol: 32%
  • % crashes in dark: 47%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 27%

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36. Mississippi, I-55

  • County with most deaths: Hinds
  • Deaths in county: 24
  • Total fatalities: 158
  • Fatal crashes: 135
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 117
  • % involving alcohol: 15%
  • % crashes in dark: 50%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 81%

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35. Florida, SR-60

  • County with most deaths: Hillsborough
  • Deaths in county: 61
  • Total fatalities: 163
  • Fatal crashes: 159
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 102.5
  • % involving alcohol: 23%
  • % crashes in dark: 62%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 78%

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34. North Carolina, I-40

  • County with most deaths: Guilford
  • Deaths in county: 23
  • Total fatalities: 165
  • Fatal crashes: 157
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 105.1
  • % involving alcohol: 22%
  • % crashes in dark: 52%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 73%

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33. Florida, I-4

  • County with most deaths: Volusia
  • Deaths in county: 39
  • Total fatalities: 167
  • Fatal crashes: 156
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 107.1
  • % involving alcohol: 27%
  • % crashes in dark: 59%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 71%

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32. California, SR-1

  • County with most deaths: Merced
  • Deaths in county: 47
  • Total fatalities: 171
  • Fatal crashes: 151
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 113.2
  • % involving alcohol: 25%
  • % crashes in dark: 53%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 75%

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31. New Mexico, I-40

  • County with most deaths: McKinley
  • Deaths in county: 44
  • Total fatalities: 184
  • Fatal crashes: 147
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 125.2
  • % involving alcohol: 14%
  • % crashes in dark: 37%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 86%

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30. Texas, US-59

  • County with most deaths: Victoria
  • Deaths in county: 25
  • Total fatalities: 185
  • Fatal crashes: 162
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 114.2
  • % involving alcohol: 16%
  • % crashes in dark: 47%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 65%

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29. Missouri, I-70

  • County with most deaths: Jackson
  • Deaths in county: 39
  • Total fatalities: 187
  • Fatal crashes: 158
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 118.4
  • % involving alcohol: 27%
  • % crashes in dark: 62%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 64%

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28. Florida, US-90

  • County with most deaths: Duval
  • Deaths in county: 65
  • Total fatalities: 209
  • Fatal crashes: 193
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 108.3
  • % involving alcohol: 20%
  • % crashes in dark: 57%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 69%

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27. Florida, I-10

  • County with most deaths: Suwannee
  • Deaths in county: 23
  • Total fatalities: 210
  • Fatal crashes: 199
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 105.5
  • % involving alcohol: 18%
  • % crashes in dark: 47%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 57%

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26. Florida, US-301

  • County with most deaths: Hillsborough
  • Deaths in county: 70
  • Total fatalities: 211
  • Fatal crashes: 195
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 108.2
  • % involving alcohol: 23%
  • % crashes in dark: 50%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 71%

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25. Louisiana, I-10

  • County with most deaths: Orleans
  • Deaths in county: 36
  • Total fatalities: 217
  • Fatal crashes: 214
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 101.4
  • % involving alcohol: 31%
  • % crashes in dark: 58%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 76%

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24. California, I-80

  • County with most deaths: Solano
  • Deaths in county: 56
  • Total fatalities: 220
  • Fatal crashes: 187
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 117.6
  • % involving alcohol: 19%
  • % crashes in dark: 62%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 76%

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23. Texas, I-45

  • County with most deaths: Harris
  • Deaths in county: 55
  • Total fatalities: 229
  • Fatal crashes: 208
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 110.1
  • % involving alcohol: 25%
  • % crashes in dark: 63%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 76%

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22. California, I-10

  • County with most deaths: Riverside
  • Deaths in county: 120
  • Total fatalities: 240
  • Fatal crashes: 217
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 110.6
  • % involving alcohol: 22%
  • % crashes in dark: 65%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 84%

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Tie- 20. South Carolina, US-17

  • County with most deaths: Horry
  • Deaths in county: 75
  • Total fatalities: 241
  • Fatal crashes: 218
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 110.6
  • % involving alcohol: 23%
  • % crashes in dark: 56%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 83%

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Tie- 20. Alabama, I-65

  • County with most deaths: Jefferson
  • Deaths in county: 32
  • Total fatalities: 241
  • Fatal crashes: 210
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 114.8
  • % involving alcohol: 20%
  • % crashes in dark: 53%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 70%

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19. Florida, US-441

  • County with most deaths: Broward
  • Deaths in county: 44
  • Total fatalities: 248
  • Fatal crashes: 238
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 104.2
  • % involving alcohol: 15%
  • % crashes in dark: 61%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 80%

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18. Arizona, I-10

  • County with most deaths: Maricopa
  • Deaths in county: 106
  • Total fatalities: 250
  • Fatal crashes: 241
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 103.7
  • % involving alcohol: 18%
  • % crashes in dark: 51%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 87%

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17. Georgia, I-75

  • County with most deaths: Henry
  • Deaths in county: 35
  • Total fatalities: 255
  • Fatal crashes: 246
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 103.7
  • % involving alcohol: 13%
  • % crashes in dark: 56%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 71%

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16. Florida, US-17

  • County with most deaths: Putnam
  • Deaths in county: 43
  • Total fatalities: 263
  • Fatal crashes: 238
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 110.5
  • % involving alcohol: 21%
  • % crashes in dark: 63%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 77%

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15. Florida, US-98

  • County with most deaths: Polk
  • Deaths in county: 47
  • Total fatalities: 267
  • Fatal crashes: 230
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 116.1
  • % involving alcohol: 24%
  • % crashes in dark: 57%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 70%

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14. Tennessee, I-40

  • County with most deaths: Shelby
  • Deaths in county: 37
  • Total fatalities: 273
  • Fatal crashes: 233
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 117.2
  • % involving alcohol: 20%
  • % crashes in dark: 49%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 77%

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13. California, I-15

  • County with most deaths: San Berardino
  • Deaths in county: 188
  • Total fatalities: 306
  • Fatal crashes: 273
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 112.1
  • % involving alcohol: 30%
  • % crashes in dark: 62%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 81%

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12. Florida, US-19

  • County with most deaths: Pinellas
  • Deaths in county: 122
  • Total fatalities: 319
  • Fatal crashes: 302
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 105.6
  • % involving alcohol: 16%
  • % crashes in dark: 60%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 81%

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11. California, SR-99

  • County with most deaths: Kern
  • Deaths in county: 54
  • Total fatalities: 350
  • Fatal crashes: 304
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 115.1
  • % involving alcohol: 30%
  • % crashes in dark: 63%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 79%

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10. Florida, US-27

  • County with most deaths: Polk
  • Deaths in county: 64
  • Total fatalities: 358
  • Fatal crashes: 306
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 117
  • % involving alcohol: 21%
  • % crashes in dark: 50%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 74%

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9. Florida, I-75

  • County with most deaths: Hillsborough
  • Deaths in county: 60
  • Total fatalities: 404
  • Fatal crashes: 354
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 114.1
  • % involving alcohol: 25%
  • % crashes in dark: 55%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 64%

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8. Texas, I-20

  • County with most deaths: Tarrant
  • Deaths in county: 39
  • Total fatalities: 412
  • Fatal crashes: 390
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 105.6
  • % involving alcohol: 18%
  • % crashes in dark: 53%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 73%

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7. Florida, US-41

  • County with most deaths: Hillsborough
  • Deaths in county: 80
  • Total fatalities: 432
  • Fatal crashes: 413
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 104.6
  • % involving alcohol: 19%
  • % crashes in dark: 51%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 79%

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6. Texas, I-35

  • County with most deaths: Travis
  • Deaths in county: 84
  • Total fatalities: 442
  • Fatal crashes: 410
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 107.8
  • % involving alcohol: 23%
  • % crashes in dark: 68%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 73%

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5. Florida, I-95

  • County with most deaths: Palm Beach
  • Deaths in county: 77
  • Total fatalities: 463
  • Fatal crashes: 439
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 105.5
  • % involving alcohol: 25%
  • % crashes in dark: 59%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 64%

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4. Texas, I-10

  • County with most deaths: El Paso
  • Deaths in county: 59
  • Total fatalities: 492
  • Fatal crashes: 457
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 107.7
  • % involving alcohol: 20%
  • % crashes in dark: 59%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 73%

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3. California, US-101

  • County with most deaths: Santa Clara
  • Deaths in county: 78
  • Total fatalities: 493
  • Fatal crashes: 437
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 112.8
  • % involving alcohol: 28%
  • % crashes in dark: 59%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 68%

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2. Florida, US-1

  • County with most deaths: Brevard
  • Deaths in county: 87
  • Total fatalities: 570
  • Fatal crashes: 534
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 106.7
  • % involving alcohol: 18%
  • % crashes in dark: 56%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 75%

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1. California, I-5

  • County with most deaths: San Diego
  • Deaths in county: 110
  • Total fatalities: 584
  • Fatal crashes: 544
  • Fatalities per 100 crashes: 107.4
  • % involving alcohol: 27%
  • % crashes in dark: 62%
  • % crashes in clear weather: 79%

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Methodology

ValuePenguin analyzed the National Traffic and Highway Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) records of fatal automobile accidents to determine the most dangerous roads.

Researchers examined data from 2015 to 2019 — the most recently available. As single roadways traverse multiple states, ValuePenguin’s study identifies the particular state along with a given roadway where traffic deaths occurred.

Researchers also found the share of fatal accidents that occurred when .001 g/dL or more alcohol (FARS’ threshold for a driver’s inclusion as a “drinking driver”) was detected in a driver’s blood. Additionally, FARS’ measure of “clear” driving conditions is contrasted against several others, including:

  • Rain
  • Cloud
  • Fog, smog, smoke
  • Reported as unknown
  • Not reported
  • Snow
  • Severe crosswinds
  • Blowing snow
  • Other
  • Freezing rain or drizzle
  • Sleet or hail
  • Blowing sand, soil, dirt

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