Be safe out there, Indiana drivers, especially on the most dangerous highways in the state.

Indiana is known as "The Crossroads of America," mainly because the city of Indianapolis is the hub for several major Interstate highways that crisscross the state, connecting Hoosiers to the rest of the United States. Recently, the state of Indiana was named one of the best states in the entire country to drive in. While Indiana is full of roads that offer great scenery and make for a great Sunday drive, we also have a few sketchy roads throughout the state too. Whether they are very narrow, curvy, crowded with other drivers, or just full of potholes, I'm sure we can all think of a few roads that we tend to try to avoid.

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That being said, no matter what the road is like, accidents happen all of the, and time many traffic crashes and subsequent fatalities are avoidable. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that in nearly half of all fatal crashes, drivers were either speeding, impaired by alcohol, not wearing a seat belt, or some combination of those three. Now, highway driving, in particular, can lead to more serious or fatal accidents than on other roadways because vehicles are traveling at much greater speeds. So, what are the highways in Indiana with the most fatalities? Let's find out.

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Indiana Highways with the Most Fatalities

Stacker recently compiled a list of the Indiana highways with the most fatalities. These highways are scattered all throughout the state. Here are the highways with the most fatalities in Indiana:

#22. SR-67
- Total fatalities: 4
- Number of crashes: 4

#22. SR-62
- Total fatalities: 4
- Number of crashes: 4

#22. SR-56W
- Total fatalities: 4
- Number of crashes: 4

#22. SR-37N
- Total fatalities: 4
- Number of crashes: 4

#20. US-231S
- Total fatalities: 5
- Number of crashes: 4

#20. SR-26
- Total fatalities: 5
- Number of crashes: 4

#16. US-6
- Total fatalities: 5
- Number of crashes: 5

#16. US-231
- Total fatalities: 5
- Number of crashes: 5

#16. SR-39
- Total fatalities: 5
- Number of crashes: 5

#16. I-74
- Total fatalities: 5
- Number of crashes: 5

#15. SR-32
- Total fatalities: 6
- Number of crashes: 5

#13. US-41N
- Total fatalities: 6
- Number of crashes: 6

#13. US-33
- Total fatalities: 6
- Number of crashes: 6

#12. SR-135
- Total fatalities: 7
- Number of crashes: 4

#11. US-24
- Total fatalities: 7
- Number of crashes: 5

#9. US-31
- Total fatalities: 7
- Number of crashes: 7

#9. 38Th St
- Total fatalities: 7
- Number of crashes: 7

#8. US-31S
- Total fatalities: 8
- Number of crashes: 7

#7. I-80
- Total fatalities: 8
- Number of crashes: 8

#5. US-20
- Total fatalities: 9
- Number of crashes: 8

#5. I-69
- Total fatalities: 9
- Number of crashes: 8

#4. I-70
- Total fatalities: 10
- Number of crashes: 6

#3. I-65S
- Total fatalities: 10
- Number of crashes: 9

#2. US-41
- Total fatalities: 12
- Number of crashes: 9

#1. I-65
- Total fatalities: 16
- Number of crashes: 14

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 Again, many of these accidents were completely avoidable. So, consider this a reminder to please, always drive safely. Not just for your safety, but the safety of others traveling along the roadways with you. No text message is that important to put yourself and others in danger. I'm a grown man, but to this day, my mom and dad always tell me to drive safely. When I say that I will, they always say that they know that I will, but it's the other drivers that they worry about. As a parent, I am sure you can relate to that. Be safe out there!

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