Arizona Indians a fourth of pedestrian fatalities

Indians in Arizona account for 25 percent of pedestrian fatalities in the state, according to an analysis by The Arizona Daily Star.

The paper said most pedestrian fatalities occurred in urban areas. But in rural areas, Indians were 65 percent of the deaths. The paper said alcohol was involved in 88 percent of the Indian cases, compared to 41 percent among non-Indian cases.

Indians make up about 6 percent of the state's population.

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Ariz. Indians a fourth of pedestrian fatalities (The Arizona Daily Star 12/18)

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