How US children and teens die: Study reveals the widespread and persistent role of firearms: The No. 2 cause of death hasn’t changed much in 17 years, while prevention efforts cut the death rate from No. 1 cause — motor vehicle accidents — in half

America lost 20,360 children and teens in 2016 — 60 percent of them to preventable injuries, a new study shows. More than 4,000 of them died in motor vehicle crashes, though prevention efforts and better trauma care have cut the death rate of young people from such crashes in half…