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Wisconsin traffic deaths increase


November 3, 2017

Preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation shows 58 people were killed in traffic-related crashes in October, compared to 46 a year ago.

Through the first 10 months of this year, Wisconsin recorded 506 traffic fatalities, higher than the 485 deaths at this time last year, and also above the five-year average of 467.

“We’re approaching that time of year when weather and travel conditions can change quickly,” said David Pabst, Director of WDOT’s Bureau of Transportation Safety. “Motorists should be prepared for potentially slippery roads, diminishing hours of...

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