UPDATE 2-U.S. vehicle crash deaths highest since 1990

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(Adds letter on SUV advertising in paragraph 5) DETROIT, April 23 (Reuters) - Deaths from U.S. vehicle accidents rose to their highest level in more than a decade last year as alcohol abuse and a 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, including those in highly popular sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks, the National Highway ...

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