Indiana is known as the "Crossroads of America", but which of these roads is the most dangerous?

While Indiana is full of roads that offer great scenery and make for a great Sunday drive, we also have a few sketchy roads throughout the state too. Whether they are very narrow, curvy, crowded with other drivers, or just full of potholes, I'm sure we can all think of a few roads that we tend to try to avoid.

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The website, Earn Spend Live searched the country and evaluated miles of infrastructure, taking into account the average number of fatalities each year, to determine which roads are the most dangerous in each state.  According to Earn Spend Live:

While there are plenty of safe roads to travel with gorgeous views to behold, there are other roads where you need to be a lot more vigilant. Some roads, you may even want to avoid entirely if you can help it. We've compiled a list of the most dangerous roads in the country, based on the average number of fatalities that occur each year. Many of these roads are extremely busy, making fatal crashes inevitable. Remember that Robert Frost took the road less traveled by. Why? Because he knew the other one would kill him!

So, when it comes to Indiana, which road was named the most dangerous? Let's take a look...

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Most Dangerous Road in Indiana

According to Earn Spend Livethe most dangerous road in Indiana is one that begins just south of Evansville and runs parallel along the Illinois border all the way north into the south side of Chicago.  If you guessed Highway 41, you are correct.

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Earn Spend Live says:

Indiana is well known for its motor speedways and it seems its drivers also think they are on a motor speedway when they commute to work.  The US 41 route in Indiana has had 106 crashes and 111 fatalities over 10 years. The average number of annual fatalities is 11.1. Slow down there, guys.

Would you agree or disagree with Highway 41 being named the most dangerous road in Indiana? You can see the full report and find out what the most dangerous roads in other states are by clicking here.

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Outside the major cities, the Hoosier state is full of tiny little towns you've probably passed through on your way to one of those cities. Most of them are likely 100 to 150 years old, or older, and have been around far longer than the large metropolitan areas such as Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Evansville. Typically, they were started by early settlers who found their way to the state and decided to make it home. Eventually, others would join them, and a community was formed. Over time, as the surrounding areas grew, most of them were folded into those areas and governed by the nearest city or county's governing body officially making them "unincorporated," meaning they did not have their own formally organized municipal government.

A scroll through Wikipedia's long list of unincorporated communities in Indiana shows several of them have names that by today's standards would be considered weird, quirky, or just downright right funny. These are my 40 favorities.

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