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Study shows South Dakota sixth for most fatal truck crashes; Wyoming first

UNDATED  – New study reveals that Wyoming is the state with the most fatal truck crashes. The study also shows South Dakota ranks sixth.

The research, conducted by personal injury lawyers WeWin, examined the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to discover which states had the highest percentage of crash fatalities that involved large trucks.

The study revealed that Wyoming is the state with the most truck accidents. In 2020, Wyoming had the highest percentage of vehicle accidents that involved trucks in the country, with 19% of accidents, 100% higher than the national average. When broken down, this is a total of 174 fatal vehicle crashes, with 33 of them involving a truck.

Idaho placed next in the ranking, with the second-highest percentage of all deadly vehicle crashes in the state involving a truck. Of the 300 total fatal vehicle crashes of 2020, 49 of them involved a large truck, equating to 16.3% of all fatal crashes in the Northwestern state.

The analysis revealed that Nebraska has the third-highest number of fatalities in crashes involving large trucks. In 2020, of the total 333 crash fatalities in the Midwestern state, 49 involved trucks, which equates to 15.9% of all fatal crashes.

Iowa ranks fourth for the highest number of vehicle accidents involving trucks, while North Dakota follows in fifth place. The top ten is rounded out by South Dakota ranking sixth, Alaska in seventh, followed by Kansas, Indiana, and Texas in eighth, ninth and tenth, respectively.

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