Higher Alcohol-Related Crash Fatalities Along Mississippi Coast

August 14, 2014

Data from a federal study shows more people died in alcohol-related crashes in Harrison and Jackson counties than most other counties in Mississippi from 2008 to 2012.

Harrison County ranked second behind Hinds County. That’s according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration analysis of fatal crash data.

Hinds County had 68 alcohol-related fatalities during the five-year period, compared with 49 in Harrison County.

Jackson County had the third-highest number, with 33 deaths, the same as Panola County.

The Sun Herald reports Mississippi had 3,336 traffic deaths in the five-year period. Of those, 994 were alcohol-related.

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