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Wisconsin highway death toll at its highest since 2018



For the first half of 2022, highway deaths in Wisconsin are at their highest level since 2018.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said 55 people died in June accidents — the highest monthly number since 84 were killed last October.

That total, however, is still slightly lower than the five-year average for June.

The total highway deaths in Wisconsin through the end of June is 263. The average is around 250.

There are still 11 counties in Wisconsin, including Trempealeau, which have had no traffic deaths in 2022.

Wisconsin had 601 highway deaths last year.

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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