CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Stark County ends 2022 with 29 traffic deaths, ten fewer than the year before.

There were 28 fatal crashes, down from 33 in 2021.

But the Stark Sheriff’s Safe Communities Coalition says we should not consider that the start of a downward trend.

Nine of the 28 fatal crashes last year involved alcohol and two involved drugs.