BOISE and NAMPA, Idaho. The Centers for Disease Control recently compared car accident crash deaths in the U.S. with crash death rates in 19 other countries. The CDC found that the U.S. has more crash deaths for every 100,000 people, putting the U.S. in the lead among world crash deaths. While the U.S. crash death rate lowered between 2000 and 2013, other comparison countries saw significant reductions in crash death rates. For instance, while the crash death rate in the U.S. went down by 31%, the average reduction in crash death rates in comparison countries was 56%. In fact, the study found that if the U.S. could reduce its car accident death rates to that of the comparison countries, 18,000 lives could have been saved. According to CNN, in 2013, approximately 23,000 people died in car crashes. These numbers don’t begin to account for those who were injured.