Many of us here in Minnesota and across the country are expected to pack the family in the car, truck or SUV and head out on vacation sometime during this 4th of July holiday. But are you driving one of the deadliest cars in the North Star State?

Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but it could also be known as the Land of 135,000 Streets and Highways. That's because according to the Research Department of Minnesota House of Representatives, that's how many miles there are in Minnesota between town roads, city streets, county roads and highways.

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration says that number jumps up to 283,828 miles when you include state and U.S. highways and interstate highways here in the North Star State.

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So, it stands to reason that with all those miles of roads, there are a lot of vehicles on them, as well. And while there have been great improvements in the safety of those vehicles over the years, there are still some several car models that are the deadliest in the US, based on how many fatalities are reported in the event of an accident.

Personal injury attorneys John Foy & Associates did a recent study that analyzed the latest recall data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to find out just which car makes and models reported the highest proportion of fatal injuries per crash over the last year here in Minnesota and across the country.

And while the findings of the study represent a very small percentage of fatal injuries per crash, here are the results:

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The Chevy Tahoe (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

5. Chevy Tahoe - According to the NHTSA study, the Tahoe sees 1.16% of injuries incurred from a crash prove fatal.

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The Honda Accord - (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

4. The Honda Accord - According to the NHTSA study, the  Accord sees 1.21% of injuries incurred from a crash prove fatal.

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The GMC Sierra - (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

3. The GMC Sierra - According to the NHTSA study, the Sierra sees 1.44% of injuries incurred from a crash prove fatal.

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The Ford Escape - (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

2. The Ford Escape - According to the NHTSA study, the Escape sees 1.55% of injuries incurred from a crash prove fatal.

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The Chevrolet Impala - (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

1. The Chevrolet Impala - According to the NHTSA study, the Impala sees 1.84% of injuries incurred from a crash prove fatal.

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LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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