WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Traffic fatalities in DC are up from all of last year, and we're only in September, according to the Automobile Association of America.
"At least 23 persons have lost their lives in traffic crashes in Washington, D.C. as of Monday, September 23, 2013, according to preliminary data from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPDC). That compares to only 12 motor vehicle traffic fatalities by the same date in 2012," AAA announced in a news release.
In 2012, a total of 19 people died in traffic crashes, AAA said.
"This comprises a 91.6 percent spike in the city's highway death toll period over period, figures from the MPD's Major Crash Unit show," AAA reported.
Four of those people died in July. One of them was a motorcyclist, another a motorist who died in a single car crash and the two other July fatalities were pedestrians.