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Motor vehicle crashes kill more people between the ages of five and 34 than any other cause, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These crashes cause billions in losses for insurance companies as well as in lost production for the states they occur in.

A report by nonprofit disease prevention group, The Trust for America’s Health, includes a state-by-state analysis of CDC data on auto fatalities, the costs arising from all fatalities and the policies states use to prevent car crashes. 24/7 Wall St. recently analyzed the 10 states with the highest rates of auto fatalities between 2007 and 2009 and calculated the total costs incurred by state for these deaths using the CDC’s WISQAR report for 2005. Combined with other recent data, 24/7 Wall St. ranked the top 10 most dangerous states to drive in.

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