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Most dangerous Phoenix highways: See 2017's most crash-prone mileposts

Posted at 12:46 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 11:24:34-04

Many of the most crash-prone mileposts across Valley freeways are not getting better as the years go by, according to new data obtained by ABC15.

ABC15 obtained road crash statistics for 2017 from ADOT and analyzed crashes on freeways in Maricopa County. 

The most crash-prone mileposts for several freeways we looked at -- including Interstate 10, Interstate 17, Loop 101, Loop 202, U.S. 60, State Route 51, and State Route 143 -- remained the same since at least 2015. 

More than a third of 2017's crashes on I-10 in the Valley occurred within a six-mile range, spanning from east of the I-17 interchange to the SR-51/Loop 202 mini stack (mileposts 140 to 146). This span includes the most crash-prone I-10 milepost of 145. 

This area of I-10 was designated a 'Safety Corridor' in January 2017, in an effort to decrease collisions.

RELATED: ADOT's 'Safety Corridors' see mixed results after first year's implementation

Click on each icon in the map below to see injury and fatality information about each most crash-prone milepost on Valley freeways.

These maps only depict the number of crashes at each milepost; it does not take into account how many cars traveled on each freeway each year.

If you want more information on most crash-prone Valley freeway spots in 2016 and 2015, click on the corresponding year.