Johnston lost two more young people in a crash this week.
Which county was North Carolina’s worst in 2006? Wake, which lost 9 drivers and 7 passengers in that tender age group, according to statistics from the UNC Highway Safety Research Center.
In 2005, it was Guilford County’s turn at the top of this unhappy list: 7 drivers and 6 passengers.
Over the past three years, 2005-07, Wake County crashes have killed a total of 26 young people aged 15 to 20 (tying Davidson County for the state’s worst three-year record). Johnston’s three-year total is 24.
Fortunately, Durham and Orange accidents have not claimed as many young lives. From 2005 through 2007, Durham and Orange each lost 4 people aged 15 to 20 in traffic crashes.