An especially busy stretch of one of Charlotte’s main highways was recently ranked 15th deadliest in America.
Out of the 164,000 miles of highways in America, the stretch of I-85 that runs through Charlotte has seen one of the highest levels of deaths-per-mile, according to a report by Teletrac Navman, maker of GPS tracking devices for vehicles.
Between 2011 and 2015, there were a total of 378 deaths along a 666 mile stretch of I-85, with the highest concentration of those deaths being in Charlotte;
The report also states that the most dangerous time and day to travel on I-85 through Charlotte is between 3-4pm on October 6th, and it lists ‘motor vehicles in transport’, pedestrians, and trees as the highest causes of death;
I-17 in Myrtle Beach also made the Top 25 list, coming in at #20 with a total of 521 deaths along a 1,206 mile stretch of the highway.
I-4 from Tampa to Daytona Beach was ranked as the #1 most deadly highway in America, with a total of 165 deaths along a 132 mile stretch of the highway.
You can see the entire report by Teletrac Navman here.