Four of the five Interstates that run through West Virginia made a list of the 100 deadliest roads in the USA, according to a survey of statistics from 2004-2008 by the DailyBeast.|
Interstate 81, which runs through Berkeley County in the Eastern Panhandle, is the deadliest road in West Virginia, the 12th deadliest in the country, says the list.
Interstate 81 runs for 26 miles in the state and had 30 fatal accidents and 34 fatalities during the study period, or 1.15 fatal accidents per mile.
The other West Virginia Interstates on the list are farther down.
Number 89 is Interstate 68, which runs for about 32 miles in West Virginia. The highway had 16 fatal accidents and 22 fatalities during the study period, or 0.5 fatal accidents per mile.
Interstate 77 was no. 97 on the list, running for about 187 miles.
During the study period, I-77 had 86 fatal accidents and 95 fatalities, or 0.46 fatal accidents per mile.
Interstate 79 was no. 98. I-79 runs for more than 160 miles.
Between 2004-2008, I-79 had 73 fatal accidents and 93 fatalities, which averages to 0.43 fatal accidents per mile.
The only West Virginia Interstate that did not make the list was the state's busiest: Interstate 64. Part of I-64 in Charleston is the busiest highway in the state.