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Wisconsin traffic deaths down, Minnesota deaths up compared to last year



This year is turning out to be more deadly than 2017 on Minnesota roads.

Last year, the state recorded its 300th traffic death on Halloween. Minnesota is already hit that mark this week.

Two-thirds of people killed in Minnesota traffic accidents this year were in vehicles, while 58 were on motorcycles.

In Wisconsin, it appears the traffic death toll will top 500 for the fourth consecutive year. The state is already up to 473.

Wisconsin reached 500 deaths toward the end of October last year.

The state has recorded 30 highway deaths so far in October, compared to 59 in October of 2017.

La Crosse County has seven traffic deaths for 2018, which is the average for the last five years.

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