Student or Learner
Accidents are still the number one cause of premature death in this country.
Does "premature death" sound good to you? Does it refer to "die before one reaches maturity?"
NOT A TEACHER
"Premature death" not necessarily refers to dying before one reaches the age of 18.
"Premature" is often associated with fatalities, say, He died prematurely
in a car accident
Smoking is often referred to as a cause of premature death.
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