As state after state issued lockdown orders, roads across the country emptied. Major highways were eerily deserted, and traffic fell to new lows.
But something else started to happen, too. Even though there were fewer cars on the road, more people were dying in car crashes.
In 2020, 301 people died in car crashes in Connecticut, according to data tracked by the DOT, a 21% increase over the previous year. Reporter Katy Golvala talks to host Ebong Udoma about why.