This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
10 and 15 Freeways Make Top 10 List of Deadliest in U.S.
With the Summer driving season upon us, The Daily Beast has released a list of the 100 deadliest freeways in the country. And the two mentioned from Southern California made the top 10 with the 15 and the 10 freeways coming in at 4 and 5, respectively. Between 2004-2008, there were 506 fatalities on the 15's 287.26 miles -- that's 1.52 fatal crashes per mile. On the 10's 242.54 in-state miles, there were 387 deaths, averaging 1.41 per mile.