This is the Deadliest Highway in Your State, Data Shows

Take extra precautions when you're driving down these highways on your next road trip.

Over 38,000 people are killed in car accidents ever year in the U.S., per the Association for Safe International Road Travel. Every time you sit behind the wheel, you're taking on some risk and hoping to not become part of that statistic. But not all car rides are created equal, and some are far more dangerous than others. Fortunately, we now know which roads to avoid when striving to stay safe thanks to some newly released research on the deadliest highway in every state.

Using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Highway Administration, fleet vehicle tracking company Geotab determined which routes are the riskiest across the U.S. by finding the highway with the greatest fatal crash rate—the percentage of total crashes on that freeway that have resulted in death. Read on to find out which of your state's highways you might want to avoid on future road trips.

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Alabama

Drone Aerial View of Downtown Mobile Alabama AL Skyline
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Highway: I-65
Fatal crash rate: 0.7
Crashes in the last 10 years: 336
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 389

Alaska

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Highway: Route 3
Fatal crash rate: 1.6
Crashes in the last 10 years: 32
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 38

Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona, downtown cityscape from above at dusk.
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Highway: I-40
Fatal crash rate: 0.3
Crashes in the last 10 years: 249
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 293

Arkansas

The skyline of Little Rock, Arkansas at dawn
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Highway: US-65
Fatal crash rate: 1.2
Crashes in the last 10 years: 143
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 120

California

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Highway: 140
Fatal crash rate: 1.8
Crashes in the last 10 years: 116
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 136

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Colorado

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Highway: US-160
Fatal crash rate: 0.9
Crashes in the last 10 years: 111
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 135

Connecticut

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Highway: I-95
Fatal crash rate: 0.2
Crashes in the last 10 years: 147
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 164

Delaware

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Highway: I-80
Fatal crash rate: 0.4
Crashes in the last 10 years: 106
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 112

Florida

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Highway: US-1
Fatal crash rate: 2.8
Crashes in the last 10 years: 1,011
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 1,079

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Georgia

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Highway: Route 11
Fatal crash rate: 0.8
Crashes in the last 10 years: 124
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 141

Hawaii

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Highway: Route 11
Fatal crash rate: 0.4
Crashes in the last 10 years: 61
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 72

Idaho

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Highway: US-95
Fatal crash rate: 1.1
Crashes in the last 10 years: 142
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 163

Illinois

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Highway: US-45
Fatal crash rate: 0.6
Crashes in the last 10 years: 100
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 112

Indiana

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Highway: US-41
Fatal crash rate: 0.7
Crashes in the last 10 years: 106
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 111

Iowa

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Highway: I-80
Fatal crash rate: 0.6
Crashes in the last 10 years: 154
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 188

Kansas

buildings and the Cooper dome in the downtown area of Topeka, Kansas
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Highway: I-70
Fatal crash rate: 0.5
Crashes in the last 10 years: 134
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 155

Kentucky

cityscape photo of Frankfort, Kentucky at dusk
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Highway: US Route 62
Fatal crash rate: 1.2
Crashes in the last 10 years: 115
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 124

Louisiana

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Highway: US Highway 90
Fatal crash rate: 1.2
Crashes in the last 10 years: 271
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 295

Maine

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Highway: US-1
Fatal crash rate: 0.7
Crashes in the last 10 years: 89
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 99

Maryland

city skyline and Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Maryland in the afternoon
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Highway: US Route 1
Fatal crash rate: 0.7
Crashes in the last 10 years: 118
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 135

Massachusetts

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Highway: I-495
Fatal crash rate: 0.2
Crashes in the last 10 years: 87
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 95

Michigan

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Highway: US-31
Fatal crash rate: 0.5
Crashes in the last 10 years: 111
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 123

Minnesota

Sunset over Wayzata Yacht Club on Wayzata Bay, Lake Minnetonka.
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Highway: US-169
Fatal crash rate: 0.2
Crashes in the last 10 years: 60
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 68

Mississippi

Lamar Life Building in Jackson, Mississippi in the afternoon
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Highway: US-61
Fatal crash rate: 1.1
Crashes in the last 10 years: 120
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 139

Missouri

city skyline and Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri
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Highway: US Route 63
Fatal crash rate: 0.7
Crashes in the last 10 years: 158
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 179

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Montana

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Highway: US-2
Fatal crash rate: 1.4
Crashes in the last 10 years: 130
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 152

Nebraska

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Highway: I-80
Fatal crash rate: 0.3
Crashes in the last 10 years: 179
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 235

Nevada

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Highway: I-80
Fatal crash rate: 0.4
Crashes in the last 10 years: 153
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 170

New Hampshire

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Highway: I-93
Fatal crash rate: 0.1
Crashes in the last 10 years: 57
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 60

New Jersey

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Highway: US-130
Fatal crash rate: 0.5
Crashes in the last 10 years: 111
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 112

New Mexico

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Highway: I-40
Fatal crash rate: 1.4
Crashes in the last 10 years: 344
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 395

New York

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Highway: I-87
Fatal crash rate: 0.3
Crashes in the last 10 years: 156
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 188

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North Carolina

city skyline of Greensboro, North Carolin
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Highway: I-95
Fatal crash rate: 1.0
Crashes in the last 10 years: 201
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 240

North Dakota

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Highway: US-2
Fatal crash rate: 0.7
Crashes in the last 10 years: 86
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 99

Ohio

cityscape photo of Roebling Suspension Bridge in and skyline of Cincinnati, Ohio
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Highway: I-71
Fatal crash rate: 0.3
Crashes in the last 10 years: 186
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 194

Oklahoma

greens plants and a lake below the Wichita Mountains in Lawton, Oklahoma at sunset
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Highway: US Route 69
Fatal crash rate: 1.1
Crashes in the last 10 years: 132
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 155

Oregon

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Highway: US Route 101
Fatal crash rate: 1.3
Crashes in the last 10 years: 125
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 140

Pennsylvania

City view from Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Highway: I-80
Fatal crash rate: 0.5
Crashes in the last 10 years: 106
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 115

Rhode Island

The skyline of Providence, Rhode Island at dusk.
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Highway: I-95
Fatal crash rate: 0.1
Crashes in the last 10 years: 39
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 40

South Carolina

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Highway: I-95
Fatal crash rate: 1.3
Crashes in the last 10 years: 244
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 301

South Dakota

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Highway: US-18
Fatal crash rate: 1.4
Crashes in the last 10 years: 48
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 55

Tennessee

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Highway: I-40
Fatal crash rate: 0.7
Crashes in the last 10 years: 437
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 517

Texas

cityscape photo of highway, buildings, and bridge in downtown El Paso, Texas at night
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Highway: US-83
Fatal crash rate: 2.0
Crashes in the last 10 years: 268
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 336

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Utah

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Highway: US Route 89
Fatal crash rate: 0.6
Crashes in the last 10 years: 112
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 131

Vermont

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Highway: US-7
Fatal crash rate: 0.4
Crashes in the last 10 years: 46
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 53

Virginia

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Highway: US-460
Fatal crash rate: 1.2
Crashes in the last 10 years: 190
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 208

Washington

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Highway: I-5
Fatal crash rate: 0.3
Crashes in the last 10 years: 245
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 258

West Virginia

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Highway: US-19
Fatal crash rate: 0.7
Crashes in the last 10 years: 101
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 111

Wisconsin

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Highway: I-94
Fatal crash rate: 0.2
Crashes in the last 10 years: 115
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 132

Wyoming

landscape photo of trees, a glacier, and lake in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
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Highway: I-80
Fatal crash rate: 1.4
Crashes in the last 10 years: 175
Fatalities in the last 10 years: 207

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