Police: Deadly crashes in Vermont doubled this year

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Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 7:25 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2020 at 11:37 AM EDT
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RUTLAND, Vt. (WCAX) - The number of deadly crashes in Vermont has more than doubled this year, according to the Rutland County Sheriff’s Office.

Police says 33 people have been killed in 31 crashes. They list the causes to include speeding, distracted driving and driving while high or drunk. They say people didn’t wear a seat belt in 57% of the deadly crashes.

Authorities say that given the COVID-19 slowdown since March, the state should not be seeing the high numbers it is. They are asking drivers to pay attention and listen up.

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