(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- More than 300 people died on Tennessee roads since Jan. 1, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that as of Monday, 331 were reportedly killed in traffic incidents across the state, marking a 13 percent increase over the same time in 2011.
Alarmed by the rising death toll, transportation department officials began posting the fatality count on overhead electronic message boards along state highways.
State officials have cited no definite trends behind the causes of the crashes.
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