COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado State Patrol says fatal crashes have increased locally since 2016.
These are fatal crashes that happened south of Monument Hill, according to CSP. The good news is that statewide fatal crashes have decreased seven percent since 2016.
But locally, that isn’t the case. According to a chart from CSP Colorado Springs, fatal crashes in the area have risen from 47 in 2016 to so far, 58 in 2018. These include fatal crashes that happened on private property, medically related and intentional.
The good news: Statewide to date CO has had almost 7% less fatal crashes since 2016. The bad news: An increase locally since 2016 in the fatal crashes to the south of Monument Hill (District 2). Share solutions! Your opinions matter! https://t.co/ltV7NzoAvK #CSPValuesMyOpinion pic.twitter.com/3Jc2a7VTY7
— CSP Colorado Springs (@CSP_CSprings) October 9, 2018
The Colorado Springs Police Department reported investigating 23 fatal traffic crashes just between January through June 22, 2018.