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Traffic deaths in Wisconsin at their lowest rate in 4 years

Brad Williams

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Maybe the heavy snow of February has helped lower the number of traffic accidents in Wisconsin. 

The D-O-T says the state traffic death toll for the first 64 days of the year is at its lowest level in four years. 

A total of 69 people have died on state highways in 2019, compared to 92 at the same time a year ago. 

The 32 deaths reported last month was the lowest total for February since 2015. 

La Crosse County has recorded two traffic deaths this year. 

In 2018, nine people died on the county’s roads. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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