While fatal crashes statewide are down, CSP says they are up south of Monument Hill

MONUMENT, Colo. (KKTV) - The rash of fatal crashes this year has spread beyond Colorado Springs' city limits.

While the number of deadly crashes statewide has gone down, they are trending in the opposite direction south of Monument Hill.

As previously reported, 2018 in on pace to be the deadliest year on the roads in Springs history. Based on State Patrol's report, the problem has extended elsewhere in El Paso County.

Also Tuesday, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) said driving while drug-impaired -- particularly after using pot -- is a growing problem. Twenty percent of people recently surveyed by the health department admitted to getting behind the wheel after using marijuana.

Last year, 244 drivers involved in fatal crashes statewide tested positive for drugs.