UPDATE 1-Deaths on U.S. roads highest in over a decade

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(Recasts paragraph 1. adds rise in child deaths, 8) DETROIT, April 23 (Reuters) - Deaths from U.S. road accidents rose to the highest level in more than a decade last year as alcohol abuse and widespread failure to use seat belts contributed to some 42,850 fatalities, federal safety regulators said on Wednesday. Nearly a quarter of the deaths, or 10,626, occurred in rollover crashes involving highly popular sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks, the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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