A total of 230 persons have been killed across the nation's roads since the start of 2013. According to the National Road Safety Council this is a 17 percent increase when compared to the same period for 2012. A breakdown of the figures has revealed that eleven children perished in nine road crashes for this year, with the latest victims being four Holmwood Technical High School students, who died in a September 25 three-vehicle crash in Chudleigh, Manchester. There were also seven multiple fatal crashes resulting in the deaths of 24 persons. Meanwhile, St. Catherine has recorded the most fatal crashes since the start of the year with 17 percent, Westmoreland having 12 percent and Hanover with 7 percent.