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Published: March 14, 2019


MAURY COUNTY HAS SEEN A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN FATALITIES ACCORDING TO REPORTS FROM THE TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL. SINCE THIS LAST SPRING, SIX TRAFFIC DEATHS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. OF THE SIX DEATHS, THREE WERE SENIOR CITIZENS AND WERE NOT WEARING THEIR SEAT BELTS. MAURY COUNTY IS IN DISTRICT 7 WITH GILES COUNTY. OTHER DISTRICT 7 COUNTIES INCLUDES BEDFORD, HICKMAN, LAWRENCE, LINCOLN, MARSHALL, PERRY AND WAYNE COUNTIES. AS A GROUP, THERE WERE 23 DEATHS, YEAR TO DATE, AN INCREASE OF 18, THE BIGGEST OF ANY THP DISTRICT. IN ALL 1050 PEOPLE DIED ON TENNESSEE ROADWAYS LAST YEAR.