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Teen driving deaths rise sharply
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new report shows teen driving deaths rose sharply last year, reversing a decade-long trend.
A national group that represents state highway safety offices says deaths of 16- and 17-year-old drivers in crashes jumped 19 percent in the U.S. over the first half of 2012.
That's compared to the same period from the previous year.
This comes after a dramatic drop in teen driving deaths from 2000 to 2011.
The report does not say what may have been the cause of last year's sudden increase.