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Teen driving deaths rise sharply

Updated: Tuesday, February 26 2013, 09:00 AM EST
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new report shows teen driving deaths rose sharply last year, reversing a decade-long trend.

A national group that represents state highway safety offices says deaths of 16- and 17-year-old drivers in crashes jumped 19 percent in the U.S. over the first half of 2012.

That's compared to the same period from the previous year.

This comes after a dramatic drop in teen driving deaths from 2000 to 2011.

The report does not say what may have been the cause of last year's sudden increase.



Teen driving deaths rise sharply
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