August 2nd marks deadliest day of the year for car crashes

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Drivers should take extra care on the roads Thursday. 

According to a study by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety, Aug. 2 is the deadliest day of the year for car wrecks in America. 

Since the culprit can’t be icy roads or drunken holiday drivers, what makes the seemingly random date so lethal?

Research shows that sunny skies and eager last minute vacationers are to blame. 

The second deadliest day is the Fourth of July, when good weather and DWI are major players in the number of wrecks. 

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