CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Deaths from crashes rose by nearly 7 percent from 2019 to 2020, then by more than 10 percent from 2020 to 2021 nationwide. And those numbers continue to rise.

The statistics from accidents along the I-91 corridor through Springfield are reflected in that data. If you’re a commuter you may have been stuck in the traffic, witnessed an accident, or been in an accident.

The 22News I-Team looked at MassDOT’s motor vehicle crash data for the past five years to find out if crashes increased or decreased, and what the most common causes were for those incidents.

Watch 22News I-Team reporter Taylor Knight’s report on Dangerous Driving, Thursday on 22News at 6pm.