Summit County on pace to break death record for second year in a row | SummitDaily.com

Summit County on pace to break death record for second year in a row

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Summit County is on pace for another record-breaking year of deaths, according to county coroner Regan Wood. At an elected officials meeting last week, she reported 54 deaths so far this year, two ahead of the year to date total in 2015. The biggest uptick was in suicides: there have been eight so far this year, putting Summit County well on track to buck its average of 10 per year for the past several years. There have been 27 natural deaths—mostly heart attacks—so far this year, along with six ski and snowboard accidents, eight car crash deaths and three prescription drug overdoses. One person died after getting into a bike accident while drunk, refusing treatment and dying at their home.