WARSAW, Poland – Poland's deputy infrastructure minister says he has stepped down and his resignation has been accepted by the prime minister.
Jerzy Szmit was in charge of road and air transport, including construction of much-needed highways.
Szmit told Polish news agency PAP Friday that he resigned for personal reasons and that Prime Minister Beata Szydlo accepted the resignation.
The resignation comes on the heels of a report that said Poland's road death toll is among Europe's highest, with more than 3,000 people killed last year.
Poland's ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, said recently that some changes in the government are possible in the fall, but said he is in general pleased with its work.
The government is largely unchanged since 2015 when it took power.