Highway fatalities across Illinois over the Fourth of July weekend were virtually unchanged this year compared to last.
Numbers from IDOT show 15 people lost their lives on Illinois roads over the three-day holiday driving period from Thursday evening to Sunday night. That compared to 18 who died last year over a four-day span. That means an average of 4.6 people died per day over the holiday weekend this year… slightly higher than last year’s average of 4.2.
IDOT officials say they won’t give up trying to bring those numbers down.