Kane County On Pace For Highest Traffic Fatalities in Years

Kane County On Pace For Highest Traffic Fatalities in Years

Statistics from the Illinois Department of Transportation show that Kane County is on pace this year for one of its highest-ever counts for traffic fatalities.

According to the state’s Illinois Fatal Crash Data for 2019, Kane County has seen 29 traffic fatalities so far in 2019 — two more than all of 2018 and just two less than all of 2017.

Kane County totals for years prior to 2017 were not available on the state’s website.

So far this year, Kane County has the fifth-fewest fatalities among collar counties. Cook County has seen 239 fatal crashes, Will County 43, DuPage County 32 and Lake County 30.

Statewide, Illinois is on a track to see fewer fatalities in 2019 than in 2018.

As of Oct. 31, the state of Illinois has seen 816 fatalities this year. That compares to 876 on the same date last year.

2019 Traffic Fatalities By County

SOURCE: Illinois Department of Transportation

  • Cook — 239
  • Will — 43
  • DuPage — 32
  • Lake — 30
  • Kane — 29
  • McHenry — 17
  • Kendall — 8
  • DeKalb — 3

Illinois Stats At A Glance

The fatality data provided is provisional and is based on information submitted to IDOT for fatal motor vehicle related crashes occurring on Illinois public roadways.

The data is updated as information is received from various agencies throughout the state. Fatalities include motor vehicle occupants (drivers and passengers) and non-occupants (pedestrians, pedalcyclists) killed in the crash.

Data is updated daily and compared to the same date of the previous year. These were the statistic presented on Oct. 31, 2019:

Fatal Crash 760
Fatalities 816
Fatalities Last Year to Date 876
Change -60
Restraint Used 238

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The following are some of articles about fatal crashes posted in 2019. Most are based on news releases from local police departments, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office or the Kane County Coroner’s office.