According to preliminary data from the Idaho Transportation Department, 91 people died as a result of traffic crashes this summer.
This is down from the summer of 2018 when 101 people were killed in crashes during the same time period.
The summer months typically bring with them an uptick in deadly crashes both in Idaho and nationally. Because of this trend, the period between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend is often referred to as the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer Driving.
“Summer driving is a big concern of ours,” said Highway Safety Manager John Tomlinson. “This is why we work so closely with law enforcement agencies and other partners throughout the state to promote safe, engaged driving.”